I know it’s spring in Oregon when Nicoletta’s Table adds Pisello inglese e insalate di barbabietole to their menu.
It is a favorite of mine!
Nicoletta’s Table does a fabulous job with all of their seasonal salads.
Then again, shouldn’t all salads be seasonal using fresh ingredients?
Not your mother’s pea salad
I have eaten my share of canned English peas drowning in mayonaise with chunks of tomato and cheese! As a kid, it was a favorite.
In college, it was my “vegetable” dish when I was tired of PBJ’s!
Then my taste buds changed and it dropped off my food list.
When I first tried it at Nicoletta’s Table, I was in love.
It is light and airy and so delicious.
Pisello inglese e insalate di barbabietole
These are the ingredients but I don’t have a recipe for the salad.
Shaved beets & fennel
Sugar snap peas
Creamy pancetta vinaigrette
I did find a recipe for the vinaigrette.
I have not tested this recipe but it had good reviews.
The vinaigrette at Nicoletta’s is very light and is key to pulling the recipe together.
The crisp pancetta coiled on the top adds a wonderful salty flavor.
Do try this at home!
Or visit Nicoletta’s Table in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
There are many other astounding dishes on their menu!
Dining in Lake Oswego