Welcome the arrival of spring with this refreshing and healthy salad recipe. The sweet and earthy beets, fresh peas, and crisp radishes create a delightful flavor and texture combination that is perfect for any occasion. Tossed with a tangy lemon vinaigrette, this salad is easy to prepare and will leave you feeling energized and satisfied.
- 3 medium beets, cooked, peeled and cubed
- 1 cup fresh peas, blanched
- 1 cup sliced radishes
- 4 cups arugula or mixed greens
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the beets, fresh peas, sliced radishes, and greens.
- In a separate small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, fresh lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper until well combined.
- Pour the lemon vinaigrette over the salad ingredients and toss gently to combine.
- Sprinkle the chopped parsley, mint, and chives over the salad and serve immediately.
Tips and Variations
- Substitute the fresh peas with sugar snap peas or snow peas for a delicious alternative.
- Add crumbled goat cheese or feta cheese for an extra burst of flavor.
- For added protein, top the salad with grilled chicken or salmon.
- You can roast or boil the beets in advance for convenience.
This Beet Spring Pea and Radish Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette is a perfect dish for any spring occasion. Its colorful and flavorful ingredients make it a refreshing and healthy addition to any meal. Try it out for yourself and experience the delicious combination of sweet and earthy beets, fresh peas, and tangy lemon vinaigrette.