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Pea Salad with Buffalo Mozzarella

Fresh, light and delicious, this salad combines the sweetness of fresh peas, creamy buffalo mozzarella and tangy lemon.

How long will it take?

25 minutes

What’s the serving size?

Serves 12

What do I need?

  • 600g peas, shelled
  • 2 tbsp crème fraiche
  • 5 tbsp parmesan, finely grated
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 150g watercress
  • 4 ½ tsp olive oil
  • 375g buffalo mozzarella

How do I make it?

  1. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil over high heat.
  2. Add peas and cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Drain peas and rinse with cold water.
  4. Place half the peas in a food processor with crème fraiche, 3 tablespoons parmesan, the zest of one lemon, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Blend until smooth.
  5. Put pea puree in a bowl and set aside.
  6. Add remaining peas and watercress to a large bowl. Add 4 teaspoons olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
  7. Tear mozzarella balls and place on a large plate or serving platter. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil and some lemon juice. Spoon puree over the cheese and then scatter over watercress and peas. Sprinkle with remaining lemon zest and parmesan.
Video & Photography by David Pyefinch –
Food by Sarah Joseph

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