snow pea starfish flower

February 2, 2014 • Nancy Wolfson-Moche

Call it a starfish or a flower. Whatever you call it, your children will love it.  They can even build it themselves: snow peas + chickpeas + mandarin orange sections + pomegranate seeds = delicious, protein-rich breakfast salad.


serves 2


8 ounces snow peas

2 Tablespoons canned chickpeas

1 satsuma mandarin orange (note: a Clementine will work too)

¼ pomegranate

Process Remove the ends and strings from each snowpea.


Wash them well.


Bring a pot of water to a boil and drop the snowpeas in. They will float to the top in less than 30 seconds: they are done. Remove them with a wire mesh skimmer and set aside.


Peel a mandarin orange and section it; set them aside.  Separate the seeds or arils from the pith of the pomegranate; set them aside. Arrange each plate: place the snowpeas emanating from the center of the plate.


Place one Tablespoon of chickpeas in the center;


arrange 4 mandarin sections to frame the chickpeas


and sprinkle the pomegranate seeds on top.

©Nancy Wolfson-Moche 2014


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