I recently found a source for pea shoots and now I’m finding lots of ways to use them. They are fantastic just on sandwiches. I wanted to find a way to have them for dinner though, so I can up with this fantastic (and easy!) chicken salad
1 poached chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 small cucumber, peeled and sliced thin
1 small shallot, chopped
1 tbsp chopped parsley
10 thin slices of zucchini, chopped
1 tsp stone ground mustard
3 tbsp light mayo
salt and pepper
2 tsp good olive oil
1/2 tsp white vinegar
2 cups pea shoots
Mix the chicken and vegetables in a bowl. Add everything else except pea shoots and stir. Refrigerate. Cut the pea shoots into quarters, and toss. Place pea shoots on plate and top with 1/3 of the salad. (Serves 3)
I have never tried pea shoots. I will have to look for them this summer. Nice chicken salad here, just the way I like it.
I’ve looked all over for them and finally found them at the health food/natural foods store. They sell them year round. They’re grown in a greenhouse in PA apparently.
This recipe looks really wonderful, but I have a question; I can never find shallots at my grocery store. Do they go by another name? Or do you have to get them at the Farmer’s market?
No, they’re called shallots. I get them at my store. They are with the onions and garlic. They look like a cross between an onion and garlic – a little smaller than a head of garlic and brown. They’re just like a mild onion, so you can swap it out for a sweet onion or green onions if you can’t find it.
yum. Got to try this one. I’ve never had pea shoots – next time I’m at the store, I’ll look for them.
This actually made my mouth water. I know what I’ll be fixing for dinner this weekend!
What a perfect recipe for a day when it’s so hot (and only early June!) that I feel defeated just looking out the window.
I don’t know that I’ve eaten pea shoots. How do they taste?
I’ve failed quite a bit growing peas in the greenhouse. Maybe I should just grow the shoots. Thanks for the idea.
Great idea for dinner with this steamy weather. Thanks!
This looks like the perfect light summer lunch. And it’s lunchtime here, and I’m wishing I had this in front of me.
I like the addition of the zucchini. And of course the pea shoots sound so tasty with this mix of flavors.
I just chopped up the remaining ones and put them in a quesadilla I made of leftovers – chicken, spinach, mushrooms, asparagus and fontinella cheese. It was fantastic
I was just thinking I want to try making chicken salad. I never have before! Thanks for this!!