Spring Pea Salad with Crunchy Nut Topping | Perfect Easter salad

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Since salads are not as prevalent during the winter, having a fresh and healthy option when spring rolls around is so welcome! This spring pea salad with hardboiled eggs, creamy homemade dressing, and crunchy nut topping is everything a new season should highlight. And the best part is that it’s fully customizable, so any desired toppings can be swapped in to taste.

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Skip ahead:

00:00 Intro
00:47 Preparing the crunchy nut topping
03:34 Preparing the dressing
07:25 Assembling the salad
11:10 Tasting the recipe

INGREDIENTS

For the crunchy nut topping:

– 1 tbsp unsalted butter
– 1/2 cup Marcona almonds, chopped
– 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
– 2 tbsp sesame seeds
– 1 tbsp honey
– 1/4 tsp kosher salt
– 1/4 tsp black pepper

For the dressing:

– 1/2 cup mayonnaise
– 3 tbsp buttermilk
– 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
– 2 tbsp fresh dill, minced
– 2 tbsp fresh parsley, minced
– 1 tbsp minced shallot
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 2 tbsp lemon juice
– 1/4 tsp kosher salt
– 1/4 tsp black pepper

For the salad:

– 1-2 large heads romaine lettuce, washed and dried
– 1 1/2 cups frozen and thawed peas
– 4 large hardboiled eggs, sliced
– 4 oz feta cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

For the crunchy nut topping:

– Melt the butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.

– Add the almonds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, honey, salt, and pepper. Stir the mixture together and cook, turning the heat down as needed to ensure the mixture doesn’t burn. Cook until the mixture clumps together and the skillet looks dry, 4-6 minutes.

– Pour the mixture onto parchment paper and let cool.

For the dressing:

– In a medium bowl, combine the mayonnaise, buttermilk, Dijon mustard, dill, parsley, shallot, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Whisk to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

For the salad:

– Tear the lettuce into bite-size pieces and toss with the preferred amount of the dressing. Add the peas over the greens, sprinkle with the prepared eggs, and add more dressing as needed. Top with crumbled feta and the prepared nut mixture. Serve immediately.

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  1. My husband and I are not salad lovers however this looked so good that I decided to make it last night for dinner. Oh my goodness it was fantastic. I wasn’t going to make the crunchy topping because I don’t like honey but I decided to follow the recipe and I’m so happy I did. It’s the first time I’ve ever made homemade dressing. O M G. amazing. Thank you.

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