Pea Shoot Summer Salad Recipe


This refreshing summer salad features pea shoots, which usually come from snow or sugar pea plants. They are harvested as young 2-6 inch shoots including some leaf pairs and immature tendrils. Pea shoots share a subtle pea flavour and have a light, crunchy texture. It’s becoming more common to include pea shoots in salad recipes and stir-fry dishes. They are an excellent replacement for spinach with significant amounts of vitamins and minerals.


  • 8 cups pea shoots

  • ½ cucumber, sliced
  • 1 cup radishes, sliced
  • ½ cup almonds, sliced
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced


Mix together the sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, and minced garlic in a bowl. Stir well with a whisk. Add the pea shoots, cucumber, radishes, and almonds. Toss gently to coat and enjoy.