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    Pesto Pea Salad

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    15 mins

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    5 mins

    Pianolady's Note:

    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.

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    • 2 cups frozen peas
    • 2 tablespoons pignolis, toasted (pine nuts)
    • 2 1/2 cups baby spinach leaves
    • 4 tablespoons pesto sauce


    1. 1
      Cook the peas in a pot of boiling, salted water for 1 minute.
    2. 2
      Immediately immerse the peas in a bowl of ice cold water, and drain when fully cooled.
    3. 3
      To assemble, place the spinach leaves in a salad bowl.
    4. 4
      Sprinkle the peas and pignolis over the spinach.
    5. 5
      Add the pesto and toss.
    6. 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. 7

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 25, 2007


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

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    • on January 22, 2007


      This is everything it's cracked up to be: gorgeous, delicious, unusual, simple; and it begs to be repeated. This one deserves more than five stars.

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    • on September 09, 2005


      I'm kicking myself for not getting a photo of this. I saw Ina prepare this on her show and knew I would love the recipe. It really is terribly easy and so much better than just a pasta-pesto or pea-salad on their own. I'm sure I added more nuts than required too. Will definitely make again and again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pesto Pea Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (90 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 87.5
    Calories from Fat 28
    Total Fat 3.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 95.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 11.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
    Sugars 4.1 g
    Protein 4.8 g

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    pesto sauce

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