Snap Peas and Avocado Salad
EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY
THEME: STAY HEALTHY WITH SALADS
RECIPE: SNAP PEAS AND AVOCADO SALAD
Snap Peas and Avocado Salad is a healthy, filling and simply delicious salad. Its got the crunch, the crispiness, tanginess and above all it is nutritious.
For Snap Peas and Avocado Salad I’ve sautéed the snap peas in a bit of olive oil and garlic paste. After it cooled down added avocado, mint, feta, salt, pepper and lemon. This is one salad that doesn’t really require a dressing. However, if you want to add a dressing, you can use a creamy Italian Salad Dressing, a Yogurt Dressing. Trust me, it tastes awesome without any dressing.
Salads As An Accompaniment Or A Light Meal
I enjoy salads and have them practically every day. During the Covid time, not being able to go our for walks and generally be active, hubby and I have put on weight. While walking several rounds around the dining table works for hubby, it really did not work for me.. it is too boring! However, now that the cases are down, I make an effort to go down and walk around our block of apartments. Besides that, as we tend to have a heavy lunch, we now have salads for dinner.
Therefore the salads have to be filling, different and exciting too. Usually, I make them colorful or use unusual ingredients so that hubby doesn’t mind having them. As such I don’t usually follow a fixed recipe for salads. Many a times, it all depends on the ingredients I get from the shop. But that is what I love about salads, the versatility.
Some Salads Recipes You May Want to Check Out:
- Rainbow Salad Bowl – a filling and healthy medley of vegetables and chickpeas.
- Baked Falafel Salad Bowl – avocado and baked falafel make this salad a meal on its own.
- Burrito Bowl Salad – quinoa, avocado, beans with a few tortilla chips makes this a delicious light meal.
- Veg Protein Burrito Bowl – a filling salad with brown rice, chickpeas and lime yogurt.
- Greek Salad/ Horiatiki – any excuse to have feta cheese.
- Mediterranean Pearl Couscous Salad – pearl couscous makes this salad not only filling but yummy too.
- Moroccan Couscous Salad – with homemade seven spice mixture, chickpeas and cranberries, this salad is a must try.
- Crunchy Winter Salad – enjoy it warm during winter or cold during summer, filled with roasted buckwheat and sprouted moong.
- Watermelon and Halloumi Salad – so easy to make and superb.
- Summer Salad – a salad bursting with flavours from dragon fruit, semi ripe mango, pomelo and onion.
Sunday Funday is a group of Food Bloggers who every Sunday share some fun, traditional, hearty or easy recipes to make Sunday Family Meals a bit more exciting. To join this fun group, visit the Sunday Funday Facebook Page. Request to join in. This Sunday the theme is STAY HEALTHY WITH SALADS suggested by SNEHA.
Check Out The Salads That Fellow Members of Sunday Funday Have Made:
- Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad from Palatable Pastime
- Chicken and Mandarin Orange Salad from A Day in the Life on the Farm/
- Golden Apple & Potato Salad from Sneha’s Recipe
- Irish Cheddar Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad from Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
- Japanese Potato Salad from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Kale Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Lettuce, Pear and Grapefruit Salad from Cook With Renu
- Red Cabbage, Apple, Mandarin Salad from Food Lust People Love
- Snap Peas and Avocado Salad from Mayuri’s Jikoni
- Sesame Chicken Salad from Making Miracles
- Super Nacho Taco Salad from Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Ingredients Required For Snap Peas And Avocado Salad:
- Snap Peas – also known as sugar snap peas, mangetout, snow peas.
- Olive Oil
- Fresh Garlic – peeled and minced
- Avocado – peeled and sliced or cubed
- Cucumber – sliced
- Fresh Mint Leaves – can add fresh basil leaves or any fresh herb of your choice.
- Feta – crumbled or cubed
- Pine Nuts – roast them lightly on a wide pan. Can replace them with other nuts of your choice.
- Salt – add according to your taste and any salt of your choice. I’ve used Himalayan Pink Salt.
- Pepper – freshly crushed
- Lemon Juice – fresh lemon juice
- Lemon Zest
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SNAP PEAS AND AVOCADO SALAD
- 250 g snap peas
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1-2 cloves garlic
- 1 small avocado
- 1 medium cucumber sliced
- 1 tbsp pine nuts roasted
- 10-12 mint leaves
- 100 g feta crumbled or cubed
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper powder
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- Wash and pat dry the snap peas. Cut off both ends and chop up the peas into half.
- Peel and mince the garlic.
- Heat olive oil in a wide pan over medium heat.
- Add minced garlic and stir fry for a few seconds.
- Add the snap peas. Stir fry for about a minute.
- Take the pan off the heat. Cover the pan. The heat will further cook the snap peas.
- After about 2-3 minutes remove the lid. The snap peas should be crunchy and not over cooked at all.
- Peel and slice the avocado. Add to the snap peas.
- Slice the cucumber and add to the snap peas mixture.
- Add the roasted pine nuts, feta, mint leaves, salt, pepper, lemon zest and lemon juice.
- Toss the salad gently.
- Serve on its own or with pita chips.
- Can add salad leaves, baby spinach if you like.
- Remember feta is salty so add salt accordingly.
- Add a dressing of your choice if you want to.
- Add any fresh herbs of your choice like basil, dill, oregano, etc.
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