Pea, Courgette and Caramelised Onion Salad

Serves 6 as a side

Prep time: 5-10 mins | Cooking time: 15 minutes

A seasonal and refreshing accompaniment to meat, chicken, dairy or fish meals, which also gives a nod to the Simanim with the inclusion of gourds in the form of courgette and the sweetness of honey-caramelised onions. A great base for a light lunch with whatever protein you prefer, this vibrant green salad is fantastic for lunchboxes and a delicious choice for a Shabbat, Yom Tov or any day of the week! If you’re making this salad for Rosh Hashanah, add baby leaf spinach or swiss chard for an extra Siman boost.

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  • 1 Courgette, ribboned
  • 1 pack Rocket (160g approx)
  • 2-3 cups frozen Peas, defrosted
  • 1 large Red Onion,
  • ribboned and salted
  • ½ tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 1½ tbsp Mint, washed, checked
  • and finely chopped
  • 1½ tbsp Parsley, finely chopped
  • Ground Black Pepper, to taste
  • Small squeeze Lemon juice
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  1. Heat ½ tbsp oil in a frying pan and add in ribboned courgette and black pepper to taste. Lightly fry over for 2-3 minutes until al dente.
  2. Remove courgette from the pan onto some kitchen towel, and then add salted onions into the pan. Add a touch more oil if required.
  3. Cook over a medium heat until starting to soften, then add 1 tbsp honey and stir. Cook for a further 3-5 minutes, stirring constantly, until caramelised, then remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  4. Wash, check and dry the rocket and place onto a serving platter or into a shallow serving bowl.
  5. Scatter your peas, mint and parsley on top of the leaves.
  6. Twirl ribbons of courgette with a fork and evenly distribute.
  7. Sprinkle over the zest of 1 lemon and squeeze over a little juice.
  8. Finish with a final drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and top with scattered ribbons of caramelised red onion, then serve. 

(Image by Yaffa Judah)

Pea, Courgette and Caramelised Onion Salad - image by Yaffa Judah