snap peas and red scallions

Also known as red beard onions and red bunching onions, scallions have a relatively mild flavor so are delicious for breakfast. Coupled with crunchy snap peas and refreshing, digestion-aiding umeboshi plum vinegar, leftovers can be refrigerated and served for lunch or dinner.

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serves 3

INgredients

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3 generous handfuls snap peas

2 red scallions

1 teaspoon umeboshi plum vinegar

Process Remove the tough ends and strings from the snap peas.

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Wash the snap peas and scallions well.

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Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Immerse the snap peas in the water.

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When they float to the top (should take about 40 seconds) remove them with a wire mesh skimmer or a slotted spoon. Set aside.  Remove the outer layer of the scallion if it is tough. Cut the scallions on a diagonal into thin ovals.

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Mix the snap peas and scallions in three separate bowls. Drizzle 1/3 teaspoon of the ume vinegar on each salad.

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Serve at room temperature.

©Nancy Wolfson-Moche 2014