Close up of Asian Spring Pea and Asparagus Salad garnished with radishes in a wooden bowl with light blue napkins

Gluten-Free Asian Spring Pea & Asparagus Salad

Fresh and vibrant, this Gluten-Free Asian Spring Pea & Asparagus Salad is one bright green salad! It’s filled with fresh, snappy, crisp veggies and topped with pickled radishes (trust me, the pickling is easy – I’m a quick-pickling type of gal).

To pickle the radishes and to make the salad dressing, you’re going to need some rice vinegar – I used Marukan’s organic rice vinegar. The vinegar gets mixed with olive oil, sesame oil, honey, and soy sauce for a delicious dressing that imparts an Asian-inspired flavor into the salad. You’re going to love this springtime salad!

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Close up of Asian Spring Pea and Asparagus Salad garnished with radishes in a wooden bowl with light blue napkins
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Gluten-Free Asian Spring Pea & Asparagus Salad Recipe

Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time37 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 256kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski

Ingredients

For the Pickled Radishes:

  • ½ cup Marukan Organic Rice Vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher or fine sea salt
  • 6 - 8 radishes , sliced very thinly

For the Salad:

  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1 bunch asparagus , trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Marukan Organic Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 pound frozen edamame , thawed and at room temperature
  • ½ pound frozen peas , thawed and at room temperature
  • 3 cups baby arugula
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup shelled, roasted, and salted pistachios, chopped

Instructions

Prepare the pickled radishes:

  • Combine vinegar, water, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve sugar and salt. Place radishes in a small bowl. Pour liquid over and let sit at room temperature to cool.

Prepare the salad:

  • Prepare a bowl of ice water. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the asparagus and blanch for 2 minutes. Drain and submerge completely in the ice water. Drain again and dry with a kitchen towel.
  • In a small jar, combine the oil, vinegar, sesame oil, honey, and soy sauce. Shake well.
  • Place the asparagus in a serving bowl along with the edamame and peas. Add drained radishes. Pour the dressing over and toss to coat. Add the arugula and toss again. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the pistachios and serve.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Asian Spring Pea & Asparagus Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 256 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 1g
Sodium 653mg27%
Potassium 690mg20%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 1120IU22%
Vitamin C 27mg33%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Close up of Asian Spring Pea and Asparagus Salad garnished with radishes in a wooden bowl with light blue napkins

Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Asian Asparagus Marukan Peas Pickled Vegetables Radish Salad
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