Gingered Snap Pea and Cucumber Salad

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This crispy salad is so refreshing!  The simple dressing of lemon juice, olive oil and ginger add extra zest to crunchy sugar snap peas and cucumbers. This salad screams for warm weather and would be an awesome side dish for Spring and Summer BBQs.  Fancy enough for entertaining, this fast, easy recipe is also great for weeknight dinners.  It’s one of those salads that seems to get even better after sitting overnight so don’t hesitate to make it a day in advance.   And, while the flavors were designed for maximum deliciousness, it also happens to be vegan, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly.

Gingered Pea and Cucumber Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 5 servings

Serving Size: about 3/4 cup

Calories per serving: 104

Fat per serving: 7.3g

Gingered Pea and Cucumber Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbs ginger, grated
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 Persian cucumbers or 1 English Cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz sugar snap peas, thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced

Instructions

In a small bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, ginger, and honey. Season to taste.

In a larger bowl, combine cucumbers, sugar snap peas and shallot. Add dressing and stir to combine well. Rest at least 20 minutes for the flavors to combine.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 104 / Total Fat: 7.3g / Saturated Fat: 1.1g / Trans Fat: 0.0g / Cholesterol: 0mg / Sodium: 6mg / Potassium: 213mg / Total Carbohydrates: 8.8g / Dietary Fiber: 1.8g / Sugars: 3.2g / Protein: 2.2g Weight Watchers Points: 2 / Points Plus: 3

http://www.homesweetjones.com/gingered-snap-pea-cucumber-salad/

Adapted from Real Simple.

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