Sunday, 1 December 2013

Twelve Posts of Christmas: Fresh Mixed Pea Salad in Apple and Mint Dressing

Once again I'm doing the Twelve Posts of Christmas! I hope to have twelve Christmas food related posts up before Christmas Day so you can try them out and maybe make them for the day itself. Of course, you can still see my previous posts from the last two years, and it may not be too late to soak some fruit for a delcious vegan and gluten free fruit mince or  age a plum pudding

If it doesn't rain again this Christmas and it is sunny and hot for those of us Down Under, a cooked heavy meal isn't very appetising. Why not try a lovely crisp fresh mixed pea and rocket salad with an apple and mint dressing ? Even if you are having baked potatoes or a vegan potato dauphinoise this should lighten it up for you :)

2 cups snow peas
2 cups sugar snap peas
2 cups rocket
2 granny smith apples
juice and zest of 1 lemon
big bunch of fresh mint
1 tablespoon flaxseed oil
1/2 cup water
freshly cracked black pepper and sea salt flakes to taste

1. Wash rocket and peas, and dry.
2. Tail peas
3. Core apple and chop into chunks, set aside.
4. Zest and juice lemon
5. Using a blender or bamix, whizz up apple, lemon juice and zest, mint, and water,.
6. In a large bowl toss dressing through rocket and peas, drizzle with flax seed oil and add salt and pepper to taste.

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