This green pea and olives salad with pesto is an incredibly flavorful warm salad with healthy and delicious ingredients.
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If you saw my green vegan pizza recipe, then you should have heard that May is the International Gluten-Free Month, and besides hosting the gluten-free cooking campaign for Schar Romania (*link in Romanian), I was also invited to participate in the campaign organized by AlimenteSpeciale and TheSmartCuisine. I immediately accepted because their campaign #ManancResponsabil (*link in Romanian) has the purpose of educating the public regarding the problem of special dietary needs, such as gluten intolerance, lactose-free diet, diabetic diet and so on. This green pea and olives salad with pesto is my second recipe I will submit to this campaign.
I’ve always been a huge fan of steamed green peas. I find it quite delicious even just as it is, with no salt or spices added. Its subtle sweet taste and soft texture make it one of my favorite veggies. 🙂 I’ve been using green peas in salads a lot lately, especially since I made this warm green peas salad with avocado mayo and mint. I absolutely love green peas salads, so I tried different flavors as well.
This green pea and olives salad with pesto has a somewhat Mediterranean flavor. The garlic-stuffed green olives are absolutely amazing! If you can’t find any, just use simple green olives. The pesto sauce also gives it a strong flavor.
Hope you’ll like it as much as I did! 🙂
- 500g frozen green peas
- ½ cup frozen sweet corn
- 1 bunch scallions, chopped
- 5 pickles, chopped
- 5 Tbsps chopped fresh mint
- 2 Tbsps vegan mayo
- 3 Tbsps vegan, GF pesto
- some garlic-stuffed green olives by Organico
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- ½ tsp ground pepper - I used the 7 peppers spices mix
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- Steam green peas, using either a steamer or steam it on the stove.
- Defrost frozen sweet corn. You can throw it in the steamer as well.
- Chop and slice all ingredients.
- When the green peas is tender, add it into a bowl.
- Add all the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
- Serve! 🙂