Parsley Salad?! My brain immediately latched on to this idea and it became a nagging thought to the point that it would distract me at the strangest moments in my day. My husband says that I am food obsessed and in this instance, he was correct!
I never thought to ask my friend for a recipe but I felt that because of how flavorful parsley is by itself, that it did not need much more than lemon juice for extra flavoring.
I was correct. And I do so love being correct!
Lets make salad!
Separate any large stems from the parsley leaves and place in a salad spinner to dry.
Once dry, finely mince the parsley. When you think you have minced it enough, mince some more!
Add 1/2 cup of peas.
A pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon of chili flakes
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Toss to combine, taste and add a little more salt if needed.
My husband felt that 1/2 a lemon was too much acid but I really liked the tang that it imparts in contrast to the sweetness of the peas and the slight spice from the chili flakes. Feel free to start with juice from 1/4 a lemon and add more from there.
- 1 bunch flat leaf parsley, finely minced – you should have about 2 cups after mincing
- 1/2 cup fresh/frozen & thawed sweet peas
- Juice from 1/2 a lemon
- 1/4 tablespoon chili flakes
- salt to taste