This is based on a salad I met and fell in love with in Avoca last summer. I think their salad used broad beans but for me garden peas are much more readily available. It is a very simple but fresh, light salad that everyone seems to love… even some who claim not to like peas. Quantities below are a suggestion only for a medium sized bowl – they are of course totally flexible depending on your preference.
- 500g frozen garden peas
- 8 slices of pancetta or streaky rashers
- 150g feta, diced
- 1 small red onion, finely sliced
- Basic french dressing (see earlier recipe)
Place peas in a pan and cover with boiling water, bring to the boil and cook for approx. 3 minutes. Drain peas in to a colander and rinse under cold running water until fully cooled – this will keep the peas a nice vibrant green. Allow peas to drain fully.
Fry the pancetta or rashers in a pan then remove on to kitchen paper and allow to cool, then slice roughly into half inch pieces.
Mix the peas, red onion and bacon in your serving bowl and drizzle lightly with french dressing, then add the feta and mix lightly to distribute evenly.
That looks gorgeous…defo going on the list of summer food to try! I’d say it’s lovely with a barbie too, all the fresh flavours would be a nice contrast to the meat!
Hi TrulyS – it is a fab salad! I have a great marinade for barbie lamb that I must post too – would be grate with that. x
Tried Pea and feta salad, huge pea fan, I really, really loved this, very tasty, trying to cut down on rich foods, so going through salad phase and this to date is my favourite, thank you
Hi there Gillian! It is delicious isn’t it? I made it for family bbq and it was devoured, especially by the blokes! Think the bacon helps ;) glad you liked it and thanks for comment x
Alright gorgeous? I actually bought the original yesterday in Avoca because I was on strike – it’s gorgeous. The salad-allergic Hubs scoffed the lot – now to be fair it was with a rack of lamb and a baked potato, but even still…
Well hello there lady! Oh man I miss Avoca, that salad is my all time favourite of theirs. You lucky thing :)