Pesto Pea Salad

In search of a new salad dressing recipe, I came across this salad which uses Pesto. I just happen to have a jar of pesto laying around, so it was obvious this was a good recipe to try out tonight. I added tomatoes & mushrooms to make it more hearty and enjoyed it with the Potato-Fennel Gratin recipe I posted earlier. DELICIOUS!!!

Pesto Pea Salad

2 cups of frozen peas
2 1/2 cups baby spinach leaves
1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
1/2 mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup pesto, homemade or store bought

Cook the peas in a pot of boiling water until done. Immediately immerse the peas in a bowl of ice cold water, and drain when fully cooled.

To assemble, place the spinach leaves in a salad bowl. Add the peas, tomatoes and mushrooms. Add the pesto and toss.

Recipe Source: Adapted from Barefoot Contessa
Photo: By Jen Grove


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