This pea and lettuce salad recipe makes an excellent summer side dish for up to 4 people. Simple to prepare, creating the dish from start to finish can be done in less than 10 minutes.
To make the dish you’ll just need two pounds of fresh peas, four heads of baby bibb lettuce, and a little bit of butter and salt and pepper. A simple pea and lettuce salad recipe, this one is easy enough for beginners, but tastes like it was made by a pro.
1.To start, place two pounds of fresh, shelled peas in 3 cups of boiling salt water. Once you’ve added the peas, reduce the heat to medium, and allow them to cook for about five minutes, or until tender.
2. While your peas are cooking, remove the outer leaves of the lettuce to get to the tender middle ones. These are the leaves you’ll use for the salad. Pull out the center core of the head of lettuce so you have “cups” of lettuce made from the center portion of leaves.
3.Place the cups on plates.
4. Drain your cooked peas, and run a bit of cold water over them to ensure they don’t continue cooking.
5. Add butter, salt and pepper to taste.
6. Spoon the peas into your lettuce cups, and serve!