We really enjoyed this tasty salad tonight. We used fresh peas from our garden to make this nice salad.

Crunchy Pea Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Serving Size: 4


  • 16 ounce green peas, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup almonds, chopped or sliced
  • 3-4 spring onions, white and green parts sliced
  • 1/2 cup soy cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup soyannaise
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • pinch of sugar (optional)

Crunchy Pea Salad with Balsamic Dressing


  1. Prepare the peas. If they are fresh, remove from the pods and blanche or cook lightly until al dente but not too soft.
  2. If the peas are frozen, place peas in a colander, and run warm water over them until they are thawed.
  3. Place the prepared peas in a large bowl.
  4. Toast almonds in a skillet over medium heat. Then combine with peas.
  5. Slice the spring onions.
  6. Cut the soy cheese into small pieces.
  7. Add onions and soy cheese.
  8. Mix the soyanaise with balsamic vinegar, and season with salt pepper.
  9. Taste and season accordingly. You may want a pinch of sweetness to offset the vinegar.
  10. Cover the salad, and refrigerator until ready to serve.
  11. Serve the salad cold or at room temperature.