Courgette, Feta, Mint, Edamame & Pea Salad in a Lemon Herb Dressing
Here’s a summery salad, is high in protein from the soy beans and cheese. You can shave your courgette/zucchini into ribbons with a vegetable peeler, or use a spiraliser to make zoodles (zucchini noodles). The saltiness of the feta works well with the sharpness of the dressing, and the salad is bursting in flavour from all the fresh herbs.
What you need:
1 large zucchini
150g barrel aged feta cheese
Small bunch of mint leaves
Small bunch of coriander leaves
300g of edamame and peas (or use broadbeans)
100ml of your finest extra virgin olive oil. We love the Greek olive oil from www.olivetreehk.com
Juice of half a lemon
Handful of fresh coriander leaves
Handful of fresh mint leaves
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
½ teaspoon sugar
Place your frozen peas and edamame in the same saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil then remove from the heat and pod the edamame. Leave to cool.
Shave your zucchini into ribbons using a vegetable peeler or if you have a spiralizer, you can make zoodles.
Wash your mint leaves. Leave them whole and combine with the courgette strips peas and edamame, once cool.
Crumble feta cheese on top.
For the dressing combine all the ingredients in the food processor and blitz until a green sauce appears.
Dress the salad, season if required and enjoy! Serves 2 as a starter or light lunch.