(Zucchini) Courgette Pea & Feta Summer Salad

Wandering around the farm shop the other day I was completely inspired by the amazing range of produce.  Everything looked and smelled so fresh and inviting, but what really caught my eye were the courgettes (zucchini).  They had both yellow and green ones and I knew then that I wanted to make them the star of a salad for our BBQ that afternoon.  The colours just screamed summer salad to me so I had a think about what best to pair them with for an exciting flavour combination.  I spotted some fresh pea pods.  There’s definitely something about fresh shelled peas that the store-bought or frozen ones can’t even get close to.  The fresh, almost chalky flavour is so delicious and I love the crunchy texture they have if you eat them raw.  I thought the salty, tanginess of feta would complement the dish really well and so a Courgette Pea & Feta Salad was on the cards for the BBQ,

I spiralised the courgettes using the ribbon blade rather than the ones used to make courgetti spaghetti (zoodles).  The two colours looked so summery together and made for a really stunning dish.(Zucchini) Courgette Pea & Feta Summer Salad with Pistachios and Mint by Emma Eats & Explores - Grainfree, Glutenfree, Sugarfree, Paleo, SCD, Low Carb, VegetarianNext I had to shell the fresh peas – such a summertime favourite of mine.  It’s very easy to do.  All you have to do is split open the pods and run your finger down behind the peas to pop them out.  It really doesn’t take long.  It’s definitely worth using the fresh ones if you can get your hands on them.(Zucchini) Courgette Pea & Feta Summer Salad with Pistachios and Mint by Emma Eats & Explores - Grainfree, Glutenfree, Sugarfree, Paleo, SCD, Low Carb, Vegetarian

I sprinkled these over the top of the courgettes and then crumbled the feta over the top also. Then I felt like the salad needed a bit of texture.  I went hunting in the pantry and found some pistachios.  Adding them for a bit of crunch and I also then finely chopped some fresh mint leaves for that extra summer taste.

Every great salad needs a dressing to pull it all together so I made a really simple one by squeezing over the juice of half a lemon and then drizzling over the olive oil.  I seasoned with plenty of black pepper and sprinkled over the mint leaves.  And there you have it, Courgette Pea & Feta Salad with Pistachios, Mint & Lemon.  Doesn’t it look beautiful?(Zucchini) Courgette Pea & Feta Summer Salad with Pistachios and Mint by Emma Eats & Explores - Grainfree, Glutenfree, Sugarfree, Paleo, SCD, Low Carb, VegetarianLight and fresh it was the perfect accompaniment to the meat-heavy BBQ.  The tanginess from the feta and the crispness of the vegetables were a welcome flavour contrast to the rich and heavy burgers and the Moroccan Chicken Skewers that it was served with.  This would also make a really delicious light summer lunch with a cool crisp glass of white wine!(Zucchini) Courgette Pea & Feta Summer Salad with Pistachios and Mint by Emma Eats & Explores - Grainfree, Glutenfree, Sugarfree, Paleo, SCD, Low Carb, Vegetarian

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(Zucchini) Courgette Pea & Feta Summer Salad
(Zucchini) Courgette Pea & Feta Summer Salad with Pistachios and Mint by Emma Eats & Explores - Grainfree, Glutenfree, Sugarfree, Paleo, SCD, Low Carb, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
(Zucchini) Courgette Pea & Feta Summer Salad with Pistachios and Mint by Emma Eats & Explores - Grainfree, Glutenfree, Sugarfree, Paleo, SCD, Low Carb, Vegetarian
Instructions
  1. Spiralise the courgettes (zucchini) using the ribbon blade.
  2. Shell the peas and sprinkle over the salad.
  3. Crumble the feta and sprinkle over the salad
  4. Sprinkle the pistachios over the salad.
  5. Squeeze the juice from the lemon over the salad.
  6. Drizzle the olive oil over the top.
  7. Finely slice the mint leaves and sprinkle over the salad.
  8. Season with salt and plenty of fresh ground black pepper.

Allergy & Dietary Information for (Zucchini) Courgette Pea & Feta Summer Salad with Pistachios, Mint & Lemon

This recipe is Grain-Free, Gluten-Free & Refined-Sugar Free.  It’s also suitable for Paleo, SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet), Low Carb, Raw & Vegetarian diets.

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34 Comments Add yours

  1. Annie says:

    I ate most of this – so I can definitely say it was really delicious. I can also say that it tasted great the next day for lunch!

  2. This dish looks beautiful and so healthy! wow! yum! Pinned it!

  3. Mar says:

    This looks so fresh and delicious! We just picked fresh peas not long ago, and this is the perfect recipe to use them. Will definitely be trying this one!

  4. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen says:

    Emma, this looks wonderful! The colors are so vibrant and everything looks perfectly fresh. This would make the a great light summer salad.

  5. Andrea says:

    This looks soooo yummy and healthy! Can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing 🙂 (I wish I doubled tap on the pic and the salad would appear right in front of me, like magic!)

  6. hhabeck says:

    So I had no idea that zucchini is also called courgette! This looks like such a yummy recipe though…I love spiralizing veggies! Such a good way to trick yourself into eating more healthy food 🙂 xx

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      If you said zucchini to an English person they’d probably have no idea what you were talking about. So weird how things have such different names. The big ones are eggplant US vs aubergine UK and Cilantro US vs Coriander UK!

  7. What a beautiful dish! I love the combo of zucchini and peas — so fresh, especially with a light dressing! LOVE!

  8. Chel says:

    So i live in a super Greek neighborhood in Queens, NY so I’m ALL ABOUT FETA. I’ll literally eat a shoe with feta on it. This dish looks right up my alley!

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      me too – love the tangy saltiness!!!

  9. Erica says:

    Your salad looks so good and refreshing for summer. I love that you add pistachios The crunch tastes like it would be so good with all the other cool, refreshing ingredients.

  10. Paige says:

    Might have to make this, looks so colourful!

  11. herlittleloves says:

    I am growing A LOT of zucchini in my veggie patch right now. This recipe sounds delicious! will for sure be giving this one a go!

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      I wish I had a garden – would love to grow my own veggies!

  12. Liss says:

    Looks so summery! I can’t wait till my zucchini are ready!

  13. Mira says:

    This is so pretty! I love how you spiralized everything.

  14. Giustina says:

    This looks & sounds delicious! I can’t remember the last time I had fresh peas!!

  15. Yum, what a light and healthy meal! Looks so satisfying too 🙂

  16. Nicol Living says:

    This looks so fresh and delicious. I will leave out the feta, only because I am not a fan.

  17. yridley says:

    Now, this looks like sophisticated salad! I can’t wait to make this. Pinning now.

  18. joancajic says:

    First of all it looks so beautiful i’d be afraid to eat it but would still do. I like how the ingredients are fresh and healthy, I will be trying this out and i’m hoping I can turn my son to like it since once they are spiralised he would probably think it’s coloured pasta which is his favourite.

  19. Holly says:

    Definitely trying this over the weekend!

  20. kleebanks says:

    I’m always open to anything with zucchini in it! 😉 This recipe looks scrumptious. We have a family reunion this Sunday (my mom-in-law’s family), and I just might have to make this! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  21. This sounds delicious! Going to save this to try later 🙂

    Dani x |

  22. brittanyputman15 says:

    Yum! I love zucchini and feta so I know I would love this!

  23. Perfect way to use the mint in my garden!

  24. Joan says:

    Oh I need to try this! Looks so yummy, makes me hungry! Thanks for sharing Emma!

  25. Sarah Kranz says:

    This salad looks absolutely delicious. I love all the fresh herbs and addition of feta 🙂

  26. best looking healthy meal i’ve seen in forever

  27. Jade braham says:

    Thank you so much for posting this! I love courgettes (zucchini) – I think anything recipe with it will be so yummy and amazing! I’m 100% trying this dish! 🙂

  28. This looks incredible! I love feta and all kinds of peas. I’ve just started eating zucchini in salads. I do like it fresh but for me it loses its flavor when it is cooked.

  29. This looks amazing! This pea and feta salad is absolutely perfect for my super hot summer. Thanks for sharing!!!

  30. Hi Emma, I can’t get the “print recipe” button to work. It keeps saying “Oops! Page not Found”. The recipe looks incredible!

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      Ooops -thanks for letting me know Linda – I’m on it, will hopefully sort it for you soon!!

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