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Perfect Spring Salad

spring vegetable recipes

You can probably guess from the name, but this is the salad to make when spring produce pops.

In late April or early May when you head to the farmers’ market or pick up your CSA box, it’s likely going to be filled with peas and radishes.

If you’ve got the time and kitchen skills, you can also use fresh artichokes.

Either way, it’s a vibrant green dish that will send your body signals that months of sunshine are ahead.


  • For the dressing
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon shelled raw pistachios, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon green tea, steeped and cooled to room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • pinch salt
  • pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • For the salad
  • 1/2 cup frozen, shelled edamame
  • 1/2 cup fresh peas, shelled
  • 1/2 cup celery, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup marinated artichoke hearts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon tablespoon hemp seeds


  • To make dressing, place yogurt, pistachios, tea, onion, parsley, vinegar, and garlic in small bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • To make salad, defrost edamame in microwave according to package directions. Let it cool to room temperature.
  • Toss edamame, peas, celery, artichoke hearts and radishes with dressing. Top with hemp seeds and serve.


If you’re looking for a dish that really celebrates spring’s veggie bounty, this is it. Peas, radishes, and artichokes all pop up fresh at the start of the season and are filled with vitamins. Greek yogurt and hemp seeds add protein.

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