This beautiful salad is vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free — and it’s the perfect centerpiece for a special event or holiday meal table! Last week I shared my love of baby bok choy from Jade Asian Greens, and today I’m sharing their Snow Pea Shoots (Dau Miu), which I think are one of the most stunning and interesting greens around.
There’s no end to the beauty of the delicate, lacy tendrils, and the tender leaves have a delicious flavor that’s somewhere between peas and spinach.
This salad would be so lovely for Easter brunch — as a side, or a main course.
The addition of the crispy rice also makes it hearty enough to stand alone for a scrumptious dinner! And while it looks like something that might take a while to create, you can whip this up within 30 minutes.
Not only do I love the snow pea shoots for their fabulous taste and good looks, but they also give anything they’re added to a powerful nutritional boost! They’re packed with antioxidants and vitamins.
And by the way, the dressing for this salad is over-the-top, and can be used for other salads too. It’s both sweet and spicy with fresh citrus and chili paste. Finely chopped pecans thicken it up a bit, add texture, and a hint of maple flavor.
When I’m cooking with these snow pea shoots, I often put a sprig or two, like the one above, in a small vase with a few fresh flowers.
It’s gorgeous and brightens up any room!
You can get this Snow Pea Shoot-Cranberry Salad Recipe here.
This is just one of many unique ways to use greens from Jade — here are many more recipes to explore.
*I was compensated for this recipe by Jade Asian Greens. As always, all opinions are my own, and I only work with quality products from brands I love.