Lentil & Shell Pea Salad

6.16.2011

Lentils with Shell Peas, Feta, Pistachios & MintLentils with Feta, Pistachios, Mint & Peas
Propect Park

Lentil & Shell Pea Salad

1 pound of fresh shell peas
1 cup of lentils
sheep's milk feta cheese
fresh mint
handful of pistachios
mixed lettuces
sprig of thyme
clove of garlic
olive oil

Method

Take one cup of lentils and rinse well to remove any small bits of dirt, rocks etc. Place into a pot and fill about three times full of water. Add one clove of garlic, sprig of thyme and pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 35-45 minutes until desired tenderness. Keep an eye out as you may need to add a splash more water if necessary. When finished you want them tender not mushy. Drain and allow to cool. During that time rinse and trim the ends of the peas. Add them to salted boiling water. Blanch for 2-3 minutes. Drain and shock in a cold water bath. Peas are a little time consuming but I love this type of work and its well worth it. Remove peas from their pods into a bowl. When serving I like to put the lentils on top of greens. I lightly dress greens separate from lentils. Season both with olive oil, splash of vinegar or lemon and salt. Place lentils on top and add finely chopped mint, crumbled feta and pistachios.

14 comments:

  1. Congrats! I saw the mention in Jamie Magazine...

    That salad is marvelous! Healthy and very palatable.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. I actually think it is great that you posted two similar recipes in a row, after all this is how we really cook in our homes. I have obviously been living under a rock, but I just found your site a few days ago and I am really enjoying it. Your photos are inspiring.

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  3. Wow nicole congrats on all the great success, Jamie, Saveur, Great Food photos..and so on an so forth!! really super Jeal :)

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  4. these pictures are amazing. they make your posts soooo gorgeous!!!

    and congratulations with all of your success!!!

    allister bee blog

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  5. Nicole, I am sooo happy for you! Being featured in the magazines and the article write ups and Jamie's mag...wow! And Saveur coming out, too!?? WOW CONGRATS!!!!!

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  6. This looks really healthy and delicious. Thank you.

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  7. That dish looks fabulous. I'm so proud of your accomplishments - so well deserved - well done!! Yay! : )

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  8. congratulations Nicole! Your work is amazing (and your recipes so easy to follow and not at all pretentious) so is all well deserved!

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  9. Oh wow...Congratulations!
    Jamie At Home has the food photographs I've ever seen in a magazine!
    In September I'm moving from New York to UK and I can't wait to start buying it, here in the U.S. it's a little too expensive;).

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  10. What a unique combination. So pretty and looks delicious!

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  11. Many congrats on the features! This salad perfectly fresh and tasty and so gorgeously green!

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  12. Awww, congratulations!!! That is very exciting :) Your salad looks delicious, too. Love all the fresh ingredients

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  13. I just made this following your recipe and it is one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten. Thank you for posting!!!

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  14. We don't get fresh peas where I live but I do have some in the freezer and some beluga lentils in the pantry...looking forward to making something as gorgeous as this!

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