Serve A Sugar Snap Pea Salad At Your Spring Wedding
If you are planning on having a spring wedding, take advantage of the abundance of spring. You can cut down on costs by serving salads that take advantage of ingredients that are in-season and fresh. Instead of just serving your typical green salad, offer up something different with this sugar snap pea salad. It's still green, uses seasonal ingredients, and will surpass your guest's expectations.
Sugar Snap Pea Salad
This sugar snap pea salad offers a different twist to the idea of a green salad. It uses sugar snap peas, radishes and ricotta cheese to create a visually appealing and flavorful salad. The recipe listed below will serve 20 people.
- 3 pounds sugar snap peas
- 2 bunches of radishes
- 8 ounces ricotta cheese
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sumac
- ¼ cup chopped mint
- salt (to taste)
- pepper (to taste)
1. Wash and trim the sugar snap peas, then cut them in half. Cook the peas in a pot of boiling water for about two minutes. Drain out the water, and then lay the peas on a towel to dry. Once dry, put the peas in a large salad bowl.
2. Wash and cut up the radishes. You want to create thin slices. Add the radishes to the salad bowl.
3. Crumble the ricotta cheese and add to the salad bowl.
4. In a separate mixing bowl, use a whisk to combine the freshly squeezed lemon juice, white wine vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil and sumac together to create the salad dressing.
5. Add the salad dressing to the salad and toss.
6. If you want to, you can season the salad with a little bit of salt, pepper and extra lemon juice. This will give your salad a little bit more depth.
7. Finally, garnish your salad with the freshly chopped mint and a few sprinkles of sumac on top.
If you don't have any sumac on hand, you can generally find it in the gourmet spice section of your local grocery store or you can find it at your local Middle Eastern grocery store. If you are not a fan of ricotta cheese, you can feta or blue cheese instead. Both of these cheeses have similar textures to ricotta cheese and will complement this salad perfectly. Finally, you can also garnish this salad with some sliced almonds on top.
Working With Your Caterer
It should be easy for your caterer to make this sugar snap pea for your weddings. It contains ingredients that will be in-season during your spring wedding. Bring this recipe with you when you meet with your caterer. Let your caterer know you want to use in-season ingredients in order to cut down on costs while still serving a high quality salad. If you really want to focus on serving salads with fresh, in-season ingredients, you may also want to consider serving a spinach and strawberry salad or an apple pear salad.
You can also discuss with a caterer, such as Soups Sandwiches & More, other ways to incorporate seasonal ingredients throughout your wedding menu. Use this recipe as a way to illustrate the type of food you want served at your wedding - fresh, in-season, local and tasty.