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Pea salad with olives and red pepper

 3 ratings

Prep Time:5 mins

Cooking Time:15 mins

Serves:4 Adults


Pea salad with olives and red pepper

This salad has a great mix of colours and its strong flavours work really well for a picnic as a side dish.


  • 50g / 2 oz. of black olives - fresh rather than from a jar
  • 1 red pepper
  • 350g / 12 oz. fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil - extra virgin works best
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley, chopped
  • Lemon juice, to taste


  1. Slice all the olives in half
  2. Remove all of the seeds from the pepper and slice it finely
  3. Put all the ingredients except the herbs into a saucepan
  4. Cook gently for around 15 minutes on a low heat
  5. Remove from the heat and leave to cool
  6. Add the mint, parsley and pepper according to taste
  7. Mix some of the olive oil with the lemon juice, whisking with a fork
  8. Add to the salad and serve

What you will need

  • Chopping board
  • Chopping knife
  • Mixing bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Wooden spoon

Serving suggestions

Try this salad with grilled chicken or steamed fish

Don't like one of the ingredients just subsititute for another vegetable that you do like

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