Snapped Pea Salad with Crispy Salami or Coconut Bacon

Vegetarian Snap Pea Salad with Coconut Bacon // www.dulanotes.com @nicoledula

Are you as sad as I am about Robin Williams? He was my last thought when I went to sleep and my first thought when I opened my eyes this morning. My parents are visiting and after I told everyone about seeing reports of his death on Twitter, my Dad went online to read through all of his films while I made dinner. We said, “oh yeah” several times, forgetting about Hook or his stellar performance in The Birdcage. Mrs. Doubtfire will always make me laugh and Good Will Hunting is Marc’s favorite movie. A few weeks ago, I thought of how great it would be if Robin Williams hopped in a car with Jerry Seinfeld and they made an episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Let’s try to cheer ourselves up with salad, ok?

Snapped Pea Salad with Pecorino and Crispy Salami // www.dulanotes.com @nicoledula

This is the salad I fell in love with at first crunch and had to recreate from our dinner at Wright & Company. It was my favorite dish among several delicious courses. It isn’t very hard to make, but it does involve some knife skills. You can do it, though! I’ve never had a salad of sliced snap peas, but it’s clever. The snap peas hold up to the dressing and are a hearty lettuce replacement. The contrast of freshness and sharpness between the peas, onion and vinaigrette are made even better with the addition of salty pecorino and crispy salami. Because I didn’t want to leave out my vegetarian friends, Kate’s coconut bacon is a lovely substitution for the salami.

Coconut Bacon and Crispy Salami // www.dulanotes.com @nicoledula

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