Crispy Pea Fritter Salad


We mashed together peas, fresh mint and lemon zest with breadcrumbs to make small pan-fried cakes perfect for topping a salad.

Crispy Pea Fritter Salad
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 cup sugar snap peas, trimmed and thinly sliced

  • ¾ cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese plus 1/4 cup, divided

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon, divided, plus more zest for garnish

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen peas, thawed

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • ¾ cup panko breadcrumbs

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint, plus 1/4 cup leaves

  • 1 clove garlic, grated

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 8 cups mixed greens and/or pea shoots

  • 1 cup thinly sliced cucumber

  • 1 cup thinly sliced radishes


  1. Mix snap peas, yogurt, 2 tablespoons feta, dill, lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  2. Coarsely mash thawed peas in a medium bowl. Mash and stir in eggs, breadcrumbs, flour, chopped mint, garlic, lemon zest and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Using 1/4 cup of the pea mixture for each, shape four 3-inch-wide fritters and transfer to the pan. Cook until crispy, adjusting heat if necessary to prevent burning, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the fritters to a paper-towel-lined plate and sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Repeat with the remaining pea mixture and 1/8 teaspoon salt.

  4. Combine greens (and/or pea shoots), cucumber, radishes and mint leaves in a large bowl. Add 1/2 cup of the reserved sauce and toss to coat. Top the salad with the remaining 1/4 cup feta and the fritters. Serve with the remaining sauce and garnish with lemon zest, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

413 Calories
22g Fat
37g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 413
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 18g 36%
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Vitamin A 4553IU 91%
Sodium 739mg 32%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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