Fresh from the garden! Or more like the CSA…with only 4 ingredients, this sugar snap pea and radish salad with feta is a simple, delicious way to use up your summer seasonal veggies!My first CSA recipe!!!! Can I get a woot woooooot?!
After three years of being CSA-less, we signed up for a CSA again this year and I couldn’t be happier. Every Thursday is like Christmas as I open up my present of produce to see what seasonal surprises are in store to guide my recipes for the week ahead.
The CSA has forced me to get into a better routine of planning meals ahead of time. Because if you don’t plan ahead, you’ll find that you end up wasting a lot of food. And ya’ll know I can’t stand food waste. So planning it is. So far this season, the farm has given us bok choy, lots of kale and lettuce, daikon radish, carrots, scallions, raspberries, summer squash, fennel, green garlic, chives, and radishes and sugar snap peas. Needless to say, the farm has been good to us.
This month’s Recipe Redux theme is “fresh from the garden” – we’re challenged to make a recipe that uses produce from the garden, CSA, or farmer’s market. This was an easy month for me considering I’ll I’ve been making lately are dishes with our CSA produce.
The other day I was struggling with what to make for lunch – lately with all the lettuce we’ve been getting, it’s been salads. But I was lettuced out. So I decided to make a sugar snap pea salad with radishes to use up two CSA veggies in one shot. The sugar snap peas are sweet and balance out the earthiness of the radishes. Added a little feta for some creamy texture and saltiness and walnuts for a nice crunch (and some healthy fats and protein). I used my lemon balm infused vinegar and olive oil for the dressing and the lemon really helped to brighten up the salad. I didn’t have fresh mint on me but was wishing I did as I thought it would be a nice way to round out the flavors in the salad. If you have fresh mint at home, I say go for it. Knock yourself out.
This salad is packed with nutrition. Sugar snap peas are an excellent source of vitamins C, A, and K and iron and a good source of B vitamins. Radishes are an excellent source of vitamin C too and are a part of the Brassica family of veggies that contain cancer-fighting antioxidants.
Enjoy this salad for lunch, as a side, or as a starter for dinner. Either way, it’s sure to satisfy!
- 1 cup sliced radishes
- 2 cups sugar snap peas
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1/2 cup crushed walnuts
- 1 tsp lemon balm vinegar (can substitute lemon juice)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- pinch of salt and pepper to taste
- Optional: 2 tsp chopped fresh mint
- Combine radishes, snap peas, feta, and walnuts in a bowl.
- Add lemon balm vinegar, olive oil, and toss to coat. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Optional: add fresh mint.
Tell me, have you ever tried sugar snap peas? Do you have a CSA or a garden? What summer veggies have you been noshing on lately?
Check out some of these recipes for more summer veggie dish ideas:
For more recipes from the garden, check out what the other Reduxers dug up this month: