Pea Salad with Bacon

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 6 servings

Pea salad studded with bits of bacon and crispy bread.

Pea Salad Recipe
Teresa Blackburn

Ingredients

2 cups shelled fresh green peas
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic or sherry vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper
3 slices bacon
2 slices crusty bread, cubed
2 cups fresh torn lettuce leaves
2 ounces grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

Instructions

  1. Boil peas 6 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. Combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Whisk well.
  3. Cook bacon until crispy. Remove from pan. Toss bread cubes in drippings and cook until crispy.
  4. Combine peas, lettuce, vinaigrette and croutons. Top with cheese.

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