Summer sweet peas with bacon and honey roasted cashews

Brandi Bidot

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This dish tastes as good as it looks. Sweet peas are combined with crispy applewood smoked bacon and sweet honey roasted cashews that can be served as either a side dish or as a salad when mixed with greens. A drizzle of the lemon maple dressing really adds depth and sweetness to this already fantastic recipe.

Summer sweet peas with bacon and honey roasted cashews

This salad is so refreshing and is the perfect dish for any summer gathering. Sweet peas and bacon really pair well in this dish and the cashews add just a hint of sweet crunch. There's the perfect mixture of sweet and salty in every bite.

Summer sweet peas with bacon and honey roasted cashews recipe

Lightly adapted from where the cookies are

Yields 4-6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen sweet peas, thawed
  • 6 slices applewood smoked bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup store-bought honey roasted cashews
  • 2 green onions, very thinly sliced

For the dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Champagne vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the dressing together. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the peas, bacon, cashews and sliced green onions. Toss with the lemon maple dressing and serve immediately or at room temperature.

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Brandi Bidot
Brandi is natural born food lover of anything from gourmet cheeses and wine down to plain baked breads. When not in the kitchen cooking, she loves to be outdoors, especially near the ocean. She puts her focus mainly on healthy organic eating and tries to eat as natural and as unprocessed as possible. Frequenting farmers markets for the freshest produce possible, Brandi prefers to cook all of her family’s meals at home. She has a background in nutrition and photography and is the creator of the food blog Simplylovefood.com.