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Pea Mint and Feta Salad

Simple and quick to make, this creamy pea, mint and feta salad is zingy and refreshing. A delicious cold side dish to serve with your favorite mains.
Pea, mint and feta salad in a white bowl with a spoon.

Last Updated on July 22, 2021 by Betty Davies

With refreshing flavors of mint and lemon, this is the perfect summer salad. This healthy pea mint and feta salad comes together quickly and easily and is made with a few simple and fresh ingredients. Ready to serve in 10 minutes.

Pea mint and feta salad in a white bowl with a spoon.

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This delicious salad side dish is one of my favorites to enjoy through the summer months. It’s rich and creamy, but at the same time creamy and rich.

This pea mint and feta salad is bursting with fresh and vibrant flavors of lemon and mint that sit so well with the fresh peas and slaty and creamy feta cheese.

So simple to make and super tasty to eat!

Be sure to try my Shaved Asparagus Salad and Lettuce Greek Salad too!

Why you will love this recipe!

  • Quick and easy: It takes no more than 10 minutes to make this delicious pea salad!
  • Simple ingredients: You only need 4 main ingredients and a little oil, salt and pepper to make this recipe, so you have no excuses!
  • Dietary info: This pea salad is gluten-free and vegetarian. Made with natural ingredients, it’s low in fat, sugar and salt and one serving comes in at around 150 calories.
Pea mint and feta salad in a bowl garnished with fresh mint leaves.

Ingredients

  • Peas: Use fresh peas that are sweet variety. We quickly cook and cool the peas before tossing with the rest of the salad ingredients.
  • Feta: This Greek cheese is salty, and tangy and has a delicious creamy texture. Because it is in brine, you only need to add a small amount of salt, if any at all.
  • Mint: mint adds a wonderful freshness to this salad. You only need a little for a big impact.
  • Lemon juice: Lemon juice adds a nice zing and balances out the rich feta cheese. Use fresh rather than bottled.
  • Olive oil: Just a little oil helps the flavors to meld together. I use extra virgin olive oil for a rounded flavor, but any neutral oils will do the job too.

How to make pea mint and feta salad

Be sure to scroll down for the full recipe!

  • Cook, drain and cool the peas (photo 1).
  • Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl (photo 2).
  • Toss gently to combine (photo 3).
Three step by step photos to show how to make the salad.

Recipe Variations

This pea mint and feta salad is perfect in it’s simplicity. If you like, you can swap the feta for goat cheese for a similar flavor and texture, or freshly grated parmesan will give you a richer flavor. Mint works so great with the other flavors, but other fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro or dill will work great too. You could even add some cooked, crumbled bacon if you like.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it keep?

This pea salad is best served on the same day as making it so that the peas keep their vibrant green color, but it will be good to eat for up to 4 days. Keep it covered and refrigerated to keep it fresh.

Can you use frozen peas?

I used fresh peas in this recipe, but you can use frozen, they will just take a minute longer to cook. I prefer to make this salad with larger peas and I find that sweet peas add a great flavor.

What is the dressing?

The dressing for this pea salad is so simple, it’s just some lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil, so that the other flavors in the salad really shine through. The feta is the salad adds some creaminess so that there’s no need for any mayo.

Close up of a spoon in a pea salad.

Serving Suggestions

This pea mint and feta salad is great to serve with lighter main meals like fish and chicken. Try it with:

Because this salad contains no mayo, it’s also a great addition to pot lucks, picnics and BBQs.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Take care not to overcook the peas. The should still have a little bite to them so there’s some texture to the salad.
  • Make sure the peas are cool before tossing them with the other ingredients. Run them under cold water to cool them down quickly.
  • Fresh mint has a very strong flavor, so don’t go over board on it. You just need a little to get a nice flavor. You can add in a bit of time and taste and adjust to suit your taste.
  • Use fresh lemon juice rather than bottled for the zingiest flavor.
The pea salad served in a white bowl with a spoon.

This pea, mint and feta salad is perfectly refreshing, rich and creamy. It takes minutes to make and is wonderful to enjoy during the warmer summer months.

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Pea, mint and feta salad in a white bowl with a spoon.

Pea, mint and feta salad

Simple and quick to make, this creamy pea, mint and feta salad is zingy and refreshing. A delicious cold side dish to serve with your favorite mains.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 148kcal
Author: Betty Davies

Ingredients

  • 14 ounces fresh sweet peas (400g)
  • ½ cup feta (crumbled) (100g)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves (finely chopped)
  • juice of half a lemon
  • ½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Bring a pot of water to the boil. Add the peas and cook for 2 to 3 minutes til tender but still firm.
  • Drain the peas and rinse under cold running water to coll them down and stop the cooking process.
  • Place the peas into a large bowl with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Gently toss together to combine and season to taste.

Notes

  • Take care not to overcook the peas. They should still have a little bite to them so there’s some texture to the salad.
  • Make sure the peas are cool before tossing them with the other ingredients. Run them under cold water to cool them down quickly.
  • Fresh mint has a very strong flavor, so don’t go over board on it. You just need a little to get a nice flavor. You can add in a bit of time and taste and adjust to suit your taste.
  • Use fresh lemon juice rather than bottled for the zingiest flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 945IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 2mg

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