Summer Pea Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

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summer pea salad, Summer Pea Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

summer pea salad, Summer Pea Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Summer Pea Salad With Poppyseed Dressing

This Summer pea salad is a tasty recipe made by Chené who is our recipe and social media manager from South Africa.  I loved this recipe and I think you guys will really enjoy the Summer pea salad.

If you enjoy recipes like this, you may be interested in my advanced nutrition and recipe book the Keto Metabolic Breakthrough.

summer pea salad, Summer Pea Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Summer Pea Salad with Poppyseed Dressing



Yield 2 Salad Bowls


For the dressing:

1 lemon, juiced

4 tbsp. poppy seeds 

5 oz. extra virgin olive oil

2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

1 tsp Dijon mustard

1 garlic clove, minced


1 avocado

7 oz. of peas, steamed

1 head Romaine lettuce

Handful fresh mint leaves 

Handful sliced almonds for topping


Step 1: Gather all ingredients.

Step 2: For the dressing, add all ingredients together, except for the olive oil, in a medium bowl and mix until combined. Add olive oil to mixture to create the dressing and mix well.

Step 3: Cut lettuce into smaller pieces and place in salad bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients to salad bowl.

Step 4: Pour salad dressing* over salad and enjoy!

*Note: Salad dressing above makes approximately eight 1 oz servings. Macros includes 1 serving of salad dressing per salad.

Courses Lunch/Dinner

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 salad (includes 1 oz dressing)

Amount Per Serving

Calories 499

% Daily Value

Total Fat 42 g


Total Carbohydrates 29 g


Dietary Fiber 18 g


Sugars 7 g

Protein 12 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

summer pea salad, Summer Pea Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Special Notes:

This summer pea salad is very versatile.  If you want to use spinach, arugula or kale as your base instead of romatine lettuce you can do that as well.  This salad uses low-oxalate vegetables other than the sliced almonds and poppyseeds but you can replace those with coconut flakes if you are looking to go low oxalate.

We made this recipe a low-protein, plant based salad but it dosn’t have to be.  Feel free to add good quality meat to this recipe if you want to incorporate more protein.  Good choices would include organic chicken or turkey or grass-fed beef or lamb.

summer pea salad, Summer Pea Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Dr Jockers Comments

This summer pea salad is a great plant-based keto recipe that is full of life giving ingredients that help you burn fat and improve your energy levels.  You will love the flavors and how it makes you feel!

Avocado and olive oil are 2 of the best foods you can put in your body on a daily basis.  They are full of healthy fats and fat soluble nutrients and have been shown to help the body to assimilate more of the unique polyphenols in vegetables when added to salad recipes like this.

Using lemon and apple cider vinegar help to improve the health of the microbiome and reduce inflammation throughout the body.  Enjoy this recipe as it is if you are looking to go more plant-based or feel free to add in some high quality protein if you like!

This is a fantastic cleansing recipe that I recommend for many of my clients and especially those who are following my Cancer Cleanse program.  Try this out and let us know how you liked it in the comments box below!

summer pea salad, Summer Pea Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

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