Edamame and Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Sweet Onions and Goat Cheese

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chopping cooked bacon

chopping cooked bacon

Separating onion wedges fro salad

Separating onion wedges fro salad

chopped sautéed onion wedges in bacon drippings

chopped sautéed onion wedges in bacon drippings

Combining salad ingredients into a bowl

Combining salad ingredients into a bowl

Pouring the vinaigrette over the salad

Pouring the vinaigrette over the salad

Toss the salad to coat all the ingrdients

Toss the salad to coat all the ingrdients

Top the salad with crumbled goat cheese

Top the salad with crumbled goat cheese

Serves 4

Ingredients

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil  

1/2 cup sliced radishes

1/4 pound thickly sliced bacon, cut into 1/4-inch dice

1 Vidalia onion (3/4 pound), cut into 1/2-inch wedges through the root end

1 large garlic clove, thinly sliced

1 cup frozen shelled edamame (6 ounces), thawed

2 cups sugar snap peas (6 ounces)

3 tablespoons Lemon Balsamic Vinegar

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

2 teaspoons coarsely chopped mint

Salt and freshly ground pepper

2 Tablespoons fresh mint, chopped

2 ounces aged goat cheese, crumbled (1/2 cup)

 Directions

In a large skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of the olive oil. Add the bacon and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer the bacon to a plate. Add the onion wedges to the skillet and cook, turning occasionally, until golden and softened, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until golden, 2 minutes. Transfer the onions and garlic to a plate.

 Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the edamame and sugar snap peas and cook until the sugar snaps are crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Drain and cool under running water. Pat dry.

 In a large bowl, mix the lemon balsamic with the mustard and the remaining 3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons of olive oil and  a pinch of salt and pepper and stir to combine. Add the edamame, sugar snaps, bacon, onion wedges, garlic, radishes and mint. Season the salad with salt and pepper and toss until combined. Sprinkle the goat cheese over the salad and serve at room temperature.

 

Lili Courtney