Fresh French Snow Pea Salad

The age-old saying “you reap what you sow” is a good thing in the case of Fresh French Snow Pea Salad.

Fresh French Snow Pea Salad

Tim and I grew snow peas this year, and with great success, I might add!    

Once again, while Tim likes almost everything I cook, Asian food is not his favorite. Instead of an Asian application, I tried something a little French.

Tarragon is a flavor used frequently in French cooking, and do we have tarragon…yikes!!! Our tarragon is HUGE!!!! I transplanted it last year at the end of the growing season, and I wasn’t sure it was going to make it. Let’s say my worries were for not!

Fresh French Snow Pea Salad

Fresh French Snow Pea Salad is an excellent accompaniment to chicken or fish. 

Bright green with a light dijon mustard vinaigrette, shallots, and tarragon.

Tarragon is one of the herbs frequently used in French cooking and is particularly suitable for chicken, fish, and egg dishes. Tarragon is the main flavoring component of Béarnaise sauce. Fresh, lightly bruised sprigs of tarragon are steeped in vinegar to produce tarragon vinegar.

Fresh French Snow Pea Salad

Thinly slice the snow peas, thinly sliced shallots, and tarragon coated with the light dijon vinaigrette to create a perfect salad side dish. My ode to the Asian for the snow peas is black sesame seeds….just for a contrast of color.

While the prep ( just the slicing of the snow peas) takes a few minutes, the dish is easy to prepare and makes a pretty presentation. 

Fresh French Snow Pea Salad

So reap what you sow! Or purchase them from your local grocery, but be sure to try this French take on snow peas!

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Fresh French Snow Pea Salad

Fresh French Snow Pea Salad

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: French



2 teaspoons dijon mustard
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons shallot minced
8 ounces snow peas, thinly sliced lengthwise
2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped
1 teaspoon black sesame seeds for garnish


In a large bowl, whisk together the first 4 ingredients. Add shallot, snow peas and tarragon; toss to combine. Sprinkle with sesame seeds just before serving.
Store in refrigerator until serving.

Keywords: snow peas, shallots, tarragon, dijon, vinaigrette, salad, fresh, french

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