snow pea starfish flower

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.

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serves 2

INgredients

8 ounces snow peas

2 Tablespoons canned chickpeas

1 satsuma mandarin orange (note: a Clementine will work too)

¼ pomegranate

Process Remove the ends and strings from each snowpea.

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Wash them well.

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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.

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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.

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Place one Tablespoon of chickpeas in the center;

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arrange 4 mandarin sections to frame the chickpeas

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and sprinkle the pomegranate seeds on top.

©Nancy Wolfson-Moche 2014