Zucchini, Pea and Feta Salad with Lemon Mayo
One of my favourite salad combinations – the sweet peas, mint, salty feta, peppery rocket, lemony mayo and crunchy almonds work like magic together.
½ cup good-quality egg mayonnaise ½ small red onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ cup roughly chopped mint (reserve some leaves to garnish) 1½ cups frozen peas (reserve a few for garnish) ½ cup currants 4 medium zucchini, trimmed and grated 200 grams soft feta, crumbled 1½ cups baby rocket ½ cup roasted whole almonds, roughly chopped Whisk the mayonnaise and lemon juice together and set aside. Bring a pot of water to boil and drop the peas in for two minutes. Drain in a sieve and refresh with cold running water. If layering, start with a layer of zucchini, a tablespoonful of dressing, rocket, peas, another tablespoonful of dressing, currants, onion, mint, then feta and finish off with the reserved peas, the almonds and mint. Serves 6 (makes 6 jars)
These salads can either be layered into the jar or the ingredients can be tossed together before serving.