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Roasted Earthnut Pea Salad Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 cup roasted earthnut peas
- 2 cups mixed greens
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- Baking sheet
- Mixing bowl
- Whisk

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spread the roasted earthnut peas on a baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes until crispy.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine the mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, red onion, feta cheese, and chopped parsley.

3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper.

4. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.

5. Top the salad with the roasted earthnut peas.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serving size:
4 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories: 250
Fat: 20g
Carbohydrates: 12g
Protein: 7g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Roasted earthnut peas can be substituted with roasted chickpeas or roasted peanuts.
- Mixed greens can be substituted with spinach or arugula.
- Cherry tomatoes can be substituted with grape tomatoes or diced Roma tomatoes.
- Feta cheese can be substituted with goat cheese or blue cheese.
- Red wine vinegar can be substituted with balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar.
- Honey can be substituted with maple syrup or agave nectar.

- Add grilled chicken or shrimp for a protein boost.
- Add sliced avocado for extra creaminess.
- Add sliced cucumber for a refreshing crunch.
- Add chopped bacon for a smoky flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to roast the earthnut peas until they are crispy for maximum flavor and texture.
- Use a high-quality olive oil and red wine vinegar for the dressing.
- Toss the salad just before serving to prevent the greens from wilting.
- Adjust the amount of honey and salt to taste.

Storage instructions:
Store the salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Reheating instructions:
The salad is best served cold and does not need to be reheated.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the salad in a large bowl or on individual plates.

Garnish with additional chopped parsley or a sprinkle of paprika.

Pair with a crisp white wine or a light beer.

Suggested side dishes:
Serve with grilled vegetables or a crusty baguette.

Troubleshooting advice:
If the salad is too dry, add more dressing. If the salad is too wet, add more greens.

Food safety advice:
Make sure to wash all vegetables before using them in the salad.

Food history:
Roasted earthnut peas are a popular snack in West Africa and are often eaten on their own or used as a topping for salads.

Flavor profiles:
This salad is a combination of salty, sweet, and tangy flavors with a crispy and crunchy texture.

Serving suggestions:
Serve as a light lunch or as a side dish for dinner.

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Taste: Crispy, Nutty, Tangy, Savory, Herbaceous