Mozzarella Salad Recipe, Peas, Broad Beans, Mint

4
25 minutes

Ingredients

Mozzarella salad

  • 4 buffalo mozzarella balls
  • 200g of fresh peas, podded weight
  • 200g of broad bean pods
  • 1 handful of fresh mint, leaves removed from stalks, torn into small pieces
  • 100g of pea shoots
  • olive oil
  • 2 lemons, 1 cut into wedges
  • salt
  • pepper

Method

1
Drain the mozzarella balls from their liquid and place on a tray. Cover in cling film and allow to come up to room temperature – this allows the cheese to soften and brings out the delicate flavour of the mozzarella
  • 4 buffalo mozzarella balls
2
Drop the broad beans into a pan of boiling water. After a minute, add the peas and allow to cook for another minute. Strain the beans and peas and immediately refresh in iced water for 5 minutes. Pop all of the broad beans out of their skins using the tip of a small knife and remove the little white germ, which can have a bitter flavour
  • 200g of fresh peas
  • 200g of broad bean pods
3
Mix the broad beans and peas together with the mint and pea shoots. Add the juice of one lemon to taste and add a few drops of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 handful of fresh mint
  • 100g of pea shoots
  • 1 lemon
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
4
To plate, tear each mozzarella ball in half and season lightly. Divide piles of the broad beans, peas and pea shoots between four plates and top with the mozzarella. Finish with another spoonful of the peas and beans, some olive oil and a little more lemon juice. Garnish with the lemon wedges and serve
  • 1 lemon