Green Bean and Pea Salad

Mustard Seed - Dennis Wilkinson

Photo via Flickr User Dennis Wilkinson

Green Bean and Pea Salad
Serves 4

1 1/4 cup green beans
2 1/4 cup snow peas
1 3/4 cup fresh or frozen peas
1/2 a small red onion, sliced thinly
2 tsp of coriander, crushed
1 tsp of yellow mustard seeds
3 TBSP olive oil
1 tsp nigella seed
1 clove of garlic, minced
Zest of one lemon
2 TBSP dried tarragon
Salt and pepper to taste

Blanch green beans in boiling, salted water for 4 minutes. Shock in an ice bath. Repeat for snow peas, blanching for 1 minute then shock. Blanch peas for 30 seconds and shock. Remove from ice bath and drain thoroughly. Put in a large bowl with onion.

In a mortar and pestle combine coriander and mustard seeds – crush. Add the remaining ingredients and combine. Pour over beans and stir to combine.

Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Inspired by an Ottolenghi recipe.

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