Pesto Pea Salad

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Pianolady

This is a very different salad, with a beautiful presentation. We thought it was delicious and wanted to share it with you. It even keeps well. The recipe comes from Ina Garten / The Barefoot Contessa.

Top Review by nicoleingermantown

I will make this again! This was one of the freshest tasting salads I've made. Great for a dinner party also.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons pignolis, toasted (pine nuts)
  • 2 12 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 4 tablespoons pesto sauce


  1. Cook the peas in a pot of boiling, salted water for 1 minute.
  2. Immediately immerse the peas in a bowl of ice cold water, and drain when fully cooled.
  3. To assemble, place the spinach leaves in a salad bowl.
  4. Sprinkle the peas and pignolis over the spinach.
  5. Add the pesto and toss.
  6. Note: To toast pignolis, place them in a dry saute pan and cook over medium heat for about 4 minutes, until evenly browned-- tossing frequently.
  7. Enjoy!

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