You may have never tried pea shoots, or even heard of them. Honestly the first time I saw them in a store was just over a year ago. Safeway just threw them next to the bean sprouts and I threw the in my cart. I had never eaten pea shoots before, but they are just the tender tips of a regular pea plant. They can be eaten raw, in a salad, or stir fried. They are super good for you and packed with vitamins. This recipe is perfect for your first time using pea shoots, because you can still taste the subtle pea flavor and it is easy peas-y. See what I did there....with the peas. Get it?
Sesame and Scallion Pea Shoot Salad
2 cups pea shoots
2 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
2 scallions, sliced on the diagonal
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
In a medium sized bowl whisk together rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, scallions and sesame seeds. Add pea shoots and toss to coat. Serve alone, or on top of your favorite salad.