Carrot, Pea, and Mint Salad Recipe

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When you want your vegetables to be more than just a side dish.

Carrot, Pea, and Mint Salad Recipe

Carrots and peas are often served together hot, so why not try them together cold in this springtime salad?

Recipe inspired by Susie Kauck, Return to Sunday Supper

About the author: Jennifer Segal is the chef behind the popular food blog, Once Upon a Chef.

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  • Yield:serves 4
  • Total time:15 minutes


  • 2 teaspoons honey (or agave nectar for a vegan version)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, from one lemon
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint, plus a spring for garnish
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and very thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 2 cups frozen peas, defrosted and patted dry, or fresh peas, boiled until tender and shocked in ice water


  1. 1.

    In a large bowl, whisk together the honey, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and mint. Add the carrots and peas and toss well to coat. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Transfer to serving platter and garnish with a spring of fresh mint, if desired.