Looking for a refreshing and easy summer salad? Try out this Sugar Snap Pea Salad!

With the addition of whole-milk ricotta and shredded chicken, this salad has added protein that will keep you full and satiated for longer. Vegetarian? Try flaked hot smoked salmon for another delicious pairing.


  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Chardonnay vinegar or other white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest plus 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced shallot
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 pound fresh sugar snap peas (about 7 cups)
  • 3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup high-quality whole-milk ricotta cheese (such as Galbani)
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion, rinsed in cold water and patted dry
  • 1 cup packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds


  1. Whisk together oil, Chardonnay vinegar, lemon zest and juice, shallot, and honey in a large bowl.
  2. Thinly slice snap peas lengthwise (about 4 slices each). Add snap peas, chicken, ricotta, and onion to dressing in bowl. Tear mint leaves directly into bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir salad until well combined. Sprinkle with almonds.


Salad may be covered and stored in refrigerator up to 2 days.

Recipe from Food and Wine.