Chicken Salad with Pea Shoots

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)

14 Responses to Chicken Salad with Pea Shoots

  1. Lyndsey says:

    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.

  2. marthaandme says:

    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.

  3. 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?

  4. marthaandme says:

    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.

  5. sheryl says:

    yum. Got to try this one. I’ve never had pea shoots – next time I’m at the store, I’ll look for them.

  6. This actually made my mouth water. I know what I’ll be fixing for dinner this weekend!

  7. 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.

  8. Frugal Kiwi says:

    I don’t know that I’ve eaten pea shoots. How do they taste?

  9. I’ve failed quite a bit growing peas in the greenhouse. Maybe I should just grow the shoots. Thanks for the idea.

  10. Alexandra says:

    Great idea for dinner with this steamy weather. Thanks!

  11. This looks like the perfect light summer lunch. And it’s lunchtime here, and I’m wishing I had this in front of me.

  12. I like the addition of the zucchini. And of course the pea shoots sound so tasty with this mix of flavors.

  13. marthaandme says:

    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

  14. I was just thinking I want to try making chicken salad. I never have before! Thanks for this!!

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