May 16, 2013

Minted Pea Salad with Strawberries and Feta

Oh heyyyy, pretty little veggies. Look at my fifth week of Gruber Farm’s CSA. There were a lot of new items this week. We got beets, lettuce, cabbage, peas, cucumbers, red potatoes, green beans, and onions.


I froze my first bag of peas, but wanted to use the second bag for a fresh, summery salad. I had the hardest time naming this recipe, and still am unsure if the one I chose is the best fit. How do you chefs decide which ingredients to highlight and what order to put them in? It’s a science, I tell you. Boding wanted me to call it “So Fresh and So Peas Peas.” I was tempted, I really was. Outkast would have been proud.


Minted Pea Salad with Strawberries and Feta

  • 1 lb. fresh peas
  • 1/2 lb. strawberries, halved and quartered
  • 3 tbsp. fresh mint, chopped
  • juice of one lemon
  • crumbled feta
  1. Boil peas in a large saucepan full of water 2-3 minutes,  or until just tender. Drain in colander and rinse with cold water.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, toss peas, strawberries, and mint. Squeeze lemon over mixture and toss again. Top with crumbled feta and serve.


This salad screams Spring, doesn’t it? Both peas and strawberries remind me of the warm weather that has finally arrived in Charleston. It was a glorious 82* today and I spent a couple hours at the pool reading. To me, anything in the mid 80s and sunny is perfect weather. I’ve got to enjoy this while I can before the real SC Summer begins. 90-100 and humid, eek!

What fruit and vegetables remind you of Spring/Summer?

What’s perfect weather to you?

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  • itzyskitchen

    Having this tomorrow! Yum! What a fun flavor combo

  • Lea

    I never thought of combining peas with strawberries, but looks yummy, so refreshing. I thought the peas were edamame at first, they look huge.

    I just had a huge salad with strawberry and feta cheese tonight and I love that combo.

  • Natalie Mason

    Drooling that looks so fresh and delish!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin

    I love fresh peas in the spring! They asparagus and peas make me think of spring, and tomatoes always remind me of summer.

    Perfect weather for me: Above 20 degrees celsius and below I’ll-get-heatstroke-if-I’m-outside-more-than-5-minutes.

  • That’s a big loot of veggies! The close up of the salad is making me want to pick the peas off the screen and gobble them up…

  • Nichole

    You lost me at peas…but you brought me back in again. I LOVE feta and strawberries, throw in some walnuts. Great seasonal shout out.

  • I like what you came up with for a title! Though I would have supported So Fresh and So Peas Peas. 😉 I love how fresh and springy all these ingredients look!

  • Whitney

    Get my CSA today and all of these ingredients are in it, will be making this!!

  • Holly

    Can we trade? I will send you Sriracha salmon & you send me this? I love the mix of flavors. PS: MISS YOU!

  • Jamie Sefcik

    Yum! I’ve been needing a new salad recipe 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • Ahh, I want to make this salad for its almost-Outkast-inspired name alone. Boding is brilliant. “Minted Pea Salad with Strawberries and Feta” sounds much more sophisticated, though. It would be perfect for the bridal tea I’m planning in June!

    Perfect weather: 85 degrees, sunny, humidity-free! Hope you’re having a great week, love! <3

  • I made this for a vernal equinox feast (first day of spring potluck 😉 ) I subbed a lime for the lemon and added a dash of balsamic. So delicious!

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