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Sugar Snap Pea Spring Salad

A spring salad packed with protein, vegetables, freshly grated aged cheddar cheese and drizzled with olive oil. Perfect as a light dinner.

Sugar Snap Pea Spring Salad | Recipe from Sweet-Remedy.com

This is the kind of salad that deserves to be paired with an ice-cold beer and eaten on a spring evening on your back deck, with crickets and fireflies in the background.

It has it all, bacon (protein), hardboiled eggs (more protein), spring produce (good carbs/vegetables) and if it is drizzled with some really good olive oil, you have your good fat.

It has to be a really good cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. I try to choose olive oil that is Non-GMO Project Certified. Did you know that most olive oils on our supermarket shelves aren’t that great for us? I hate the way our food system attempts to dupe consumers. It really makes me angry when I fall victim to the “All Natural” claims that are just completely fake.

I honestly thought I was buying radishes for this salad but I came home with golden beets. What? Where was I? I was walking around the store with my head in the clouds, that’s where. Imagine my surprise when I came home and unpacked my bags and produce and noticed that those were indeed golden beets and not red radishes. What’s my problem?

I decided to use the beets in this salad and make beet chips. The chips didn’t really turn out because I forgot to set a timer and left them in until I smelled that all too familiar burning smell. At least I still was able to scarf down this salad and share it all with you today.

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Sugar Snap Pea Spring Salad

This salad is packed with protein from the hard boiled eggs, healthy fat from the olive oil and healthy spring greens!

Yield: 2

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 00 min

Total Time: 15 min

Ingredients:

4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
2 golden beets, sliced into coins
1 cup sugar snap peas
2 eggs, hard boiled
4 bacon slices, crumbled
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
4 Tablespoons olive oil

Directions:

Wash the veggies in a salad spinner and spin until dry.

Arrange the romaine lettuce, evenly spread across two bowls.

Top the golden beats and sugar snap peas on top of the romaine, split between the two bowls.

Mash the hard boiled eggs into crumbled pieces and sprinkle on top of the salad greens and vegetables along with the crumbled bacon and shredded cheese in each bowl.

Drizzle 2 Tablespoons of olive oil on top of each salad and serve.

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17 Responses to “Sugar Snap Pea Spring Salad”

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — May 7, 2014 at 10:40 am

    This salad is almost too pretty to eat! I love it!

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    Lora @cakeduchess — May 7, 2014 at 10:57 am

    This salad looks fantastic! I’d love a bowl right now for lunch. Perfect for spring and summer:)

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    Stephanie @ Back For Seconds — May 7, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Sounds delicious! And it’s so pretty too!

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    Angie — May 7, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    This looks amazing, and I’ve got all the ingredients except the golden beets. I’ll have to pick some up!

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    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — May 7, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Oh yum! Lots of my most favorite things all in one beautiful bowl. This has dinner written all over it.

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — May 7, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Such a pretty salad!! I love the sugar snap peas in this!

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    Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos — May 7, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    This salad just is spring in a bowl – it looks gorgeous!

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    Rose | The Clean Dish — May 8, 2014 at 10:21 am

    We don’t have a back deck :(
    But I know this will taste just as good in our sun room (aka greenhouse ;) )
    No fireflies either but plenty of other bugs ;)
    Thanks for this GORGEOUS salad recipe!! Can’t wait to try it :)

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    Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines — May 8, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Hey, I happen to have an ice cold beer. That justifies a trip to the grocery store so I can buy everything I need to make that gorgeous salad, right?

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    Meredith in sock monkey slippers — May 8, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Love the color of beets in this!

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats — May 8, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Mmm, this salad is so perfect for spring! I’m def in the mood for fresh foods like this :)

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    Kim Beaulieu — May 9, 2014 at 12:47 am

    Oh my gosh, I would gobble this up in no time flat. This is gorgeous. I’m addicted to snap peas. It’s like spring in a bowl. Must try.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — May 9, 2014 at 8:08 am

    This salad is so bright and screams spring! I love it!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — May 10, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I’m a sucker for sugar snap peas! Bring on the salad fork

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    Annie @Maebells — May 28, 2014 at 10:36 am

    This is so colorful! I love how simple it is, perfect for summer!

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