#1 Pea Salad Most Requested! Recipe - Allrecipes.com
#1 Pea Salad Most Requested! Recipe
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#1 Pea Salad Most Requested!

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"This is the pea salad everyone begs for at any event or anytime we make it. Easy and so addictive. Most folks are sure there is bacon in the recipe, but there is none needed for the fabulous flavor."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Place frozen peas in a colander; rinse under cold water until thawed. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Add almonds and onions; mix well. Fold mayonnaise and black pepper into pea mixture until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 20, 2013

The smoke-flavored almonds distinguishes this recipe from the many other pea salad variations. Much like bacon, adding smoke or honey flavored almonds to a salad often makes it better, and unquestionably did so in this case. We separately folded in some mayo with a small amount of pea mixture to do a taste test. It tasted okay but we wanted a healthier and lighter tasting dressing than all mayo. We combined 1 part mayo w/ 1 part Greek low-fat plain yogurt which was mixed w/ a little Pinot Grigio Italian wine vinegar (or white vinegar), Dijon mustard, powdered stevia, and salt/white pepper to taste. We very much enjoyed this lighter version pea salad. Thank you PHILHERB.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 17, 2014

Much better using sour cream with just enough mayo to mello out the sour cream. In addition add a couple chopped green onions, and bacon crumbles. Chopped water chestnuts go very good in this as well.

Jan 26, 2013

I think the chopped smoked almonds is a fantastic idea that I will be adding to other salads as well! I also added some grated cheddar and a little red wine vinegar and sugar to the mayo.

Aug 20, 2012

Tasty and easy! I added more mayo, however.

Aug 26, 2012

OMG this was so good. I will make again and again.

Sep 30, 2013

Thought this combo was delicious! To those of you wondering about the "white and brown chunks", am sure those are pieces of onion and the chopped almonds.

Aug 22, 2013

Wonderful salad for those who enjoy peas. Easy, followed recipe to a T.

Aug 09, 2013

I really liked this recipe! I added shredded cheddar as suggested, but used 3/4 c of light Hellman's mayo. I could have used less onion because even though I used sweet onion, it was very strong. Thank you for sharing!


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  • Calories
  • 333 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.4 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 26.8 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 6 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 8.8 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 283 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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