Recipe by sal
"A simple, tasty salad you can make anytime. Colorful and tasty! You can use green peppers instead of the red, if you prefer."
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salt and pepper to taste
diced red bell pepper
sweet pickles, chopped
1 (16 ounce) package
frozen green peas, thawed
cubed Cheddar cheese
As I started to prepare this salad, I discovered to my horror that we were out of cheese!! I decided to make it anyway and it was sooooo good that I can't wait to make it again after I've bought Cheddar cheese. I used Miracle Whip because that's what we keep on hand.
All the ingredients seemed like they would work together, but something was missing. I would recommend blanching the peas. They were a bit too raw tasting.
I love peas and I thought this recipe sounded scrumptious, but I wanted more of a main dish salad to take to work for lunch. So I added about 8 ounces (dry) of cooked teeny-tiny whole wheat (gotta get those whole grains in) pasta shells and some already diced ham they sell at the supermarket. I used half mayo and half Miracle Whip because I wanted the slight sweetness and tang Miracle Whip provides. I also added a few diced onions. In addition, I grated the cheese instead of dicing it (because I'm lazy). This was a very good salad, Joa. It kept me fed all week. Thanks so much for the recipe!
Easy,tasty and great presentation!
I used hot pepper cheese...outstanding ...
Now all my friends want the recipe!!!!
I grew up with this one--my mom used to make it all the time and I still love it. It goes fairly quickly at potlucks too.
My Mom use to make Green Pea Salad all the time, with either fresh peas from the garden or frozen baby peas thawed. I use 1/2 Mayo & 1/2 Miracle Whip (for the tang that you get from Miracle Whip). I also add 1 small red onion finely diced and 2 hard boiled eggs, diced. I use Kraft Shredded Cheddar (much easier). Mmmm think I'll make some tonight :-)...Also, I don't use dill pickles.
I also used Miracle Whip but added a tablespoon of French's horseradish mustard. My family really enjoys the extra zip !
This recipe WAS great!! Only suggest using a little less mayo. Use your eye; I preferred less mayo. But the red pepper is great!! Would make again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Green Pea Salad With Cheese
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 227
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