Call it a starfish or a flower. Whatever you call it, your children will love it. They can even build it themselves: snow peas + chickpeas + mandarin orange sections + pomegranate seeds = delicious, protein-rich breakfast salad.
8 ounces snow peas
2 Tablespoons canned chickpeas
1 satsuma mandarin orange (note: a Clementine will work too)
Process Remove the ends and strings from each snowpea.
Wash them well.
Bring a pot of water to a boil and drop the snowpeas in. They will float to the top in less than 30 seconds: they are done. Remove them with a wire mesh skimmer and set aside.
Peel a mandarin orange and section it; set them aside. Separate the seeds or arils from the pith of the pomegranate; set them aside. Arrange each plate: place the snowpeas emanating from the center of the plate.
Place one Tablespoon of chickpeas in the center;
arrange 4 mandarin sections to frame the chickpeas
and sprinkle the pomegranate seeds on top.
©Nancy Wolfson-Moche 2014