Wasabi pea salad

    10 min

    This is a delicious salad, which is also quick and easy to make. Lettuce is tossed with pears, dried cherries, wasabi peas, toasted sesame seeds and a poppy seed dressing. It has the perfect combination of spiciness, sweetness and tanginess.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 1 head round lettuce, rinsed and torn
    • 1 large pear, cored and sliced
    • 80g dried cherries
    • 85g wasabi peas
    • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
    • 4 tablespoons poppy seed dressing

    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Place the round lettuce in a salad bowl; add the pear, dried cherries, wasabi peas, sesame seeds and poppy seed dressing. Toss to coat.


    If your local supermarket doesn't stock wasabi peas, you will find them in Chinese/Oriental speciality shops or online.

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    This was so good! As I was putting it together, I thought it might be too sweet, but all the flavors combined perfectly for a sweet/savory treat. The peas (which I crushed slightly) weren't very spicy once blended into the salad, but they provided a great crunch that contrasted nicely with the chewy cherries. I used Poppy Seed Dressing II, from this site, and it was a perfect complement. This is so easy and delicious, I'll be making it often. (UPDATE: It doesn't make the best leftovers; the peas get way too soft. Best eaten fresh.)  -  24 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe was great inspiration! I love wasabi peas and because of that this recipe encouraged me to eat some veggies! I used spinach, golden raisins, carrots, cucumbers, wasabi peas and a quick, homemade mustard vinaigrette. Thanks for the great idea!  -  23 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I used crasins instead of the dried cherries and apples instead of pears (sometimes you just have to work with what's in the house, right?) and added some sliced strawberries and a vidalia onion vinegarette dressing. DELISH!!! My husband and I are new vegetarians and this was a FANTASTIC quick dinner!!!  -  15 May 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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