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Plum, Mint & Pea Salad with Tea Vinaigrette

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Top Chef judge Gail Simmons has created some new recipes to help Pure Leaf Iced Tea kick off its Love of Leaves campaign at its luncheon in NYC. In addition, every social engagement from fans on Pure Leaf’s Facebook or Tumblr, and use of the #loveofleaves hashtag on Instagram and Twitter, Pure Leaf will donate $1 to Wholesome Wave, an organization focused on increasing access to local foods in underserved communities.

Salads, whether a lettuce or potato salad, make great side dishes in the summer. Perfect to go with your meat you just took off the grill. ScreenHunter_1773 Jun. 09 14.31 This Plum, Mint & Pea Salad is made with a Tea Vinaigrette made with Pure Leaf Unsweetened Iced Tea! A great summer salad recipe!


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Plum, Mint & Pea Salad with Tea Vinaigrette

Plum, Mint & Pea Salad with Tea Vinaigrette

Check out this Plum, Mint & Pea Salad with Tea Vinaigrette!


  • For Salad:
  • 1 bunch arugula washed
  • 1/2 pound snap peas trimmed, stringed, cut in half on diagonal
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves packed
  • 2 ripe plums sliced
  • 1/3 cup roasted hazelnuts coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese crumbled (optional)
  • For the vinaigrette:
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Leaf Unsweetened Iced Tea
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste


    Place arugula in a large serving bowl.
    Add snap peas and mint, and gently toss.
    Top with plums, nuts and crumbled goat cheese if desired.
    In a small bowl, whisk together the mustard, vinegar and tea.
    Add olive oil in a slow stream, whisking constantly to emulsify.
    Add salt and pepper, and combine.
    Drizzle vinaigrette over salad and toss to coat.
    Divide among four plates to serve.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 245Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 319mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 9g

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Nicole @ Or Whatever You Do

Sunday 10th of August 2014

That's such a great idea, and very unique. Thanks for sharing with the Merry Monday Linky Party!


Saturday 2nd of August 2014

Looks delicious and perfect for Summer!!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

Katherines Corner

Saturday 2nd of August 2014

I invite you to share this yumminess at my Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop ( you can link up through Sat) Hugs

Heather @ new house new home

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014

This looks amazing. I'm always looking for new salad recipes.

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