Recipe by Janie Hubshman-Edinger
"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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2 (16 ounce) packages
frozen petite peas
smoke-flavored almonds, finely chopped
onion, finely chopped
mayonnaise, or more to taste
ground black pepper to taste
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.
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.
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.
Tasty and easy! I added more mayo, however.
OMG this was so good. I will make again and again.
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.
Wonderful salad for those who enjoy peas. Easy, followed recipe to a T.
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!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
#1 Pea Salad Most Requested!
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 241
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