12 Reviews

I really liked this salad. The water chestnuts offer a delightful crunch in a tart dressing. Very different from the standard pea salads I've tried in the past. I only used a quarter of a red bell & elected to julienne the water chestnuts. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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Susie D August 18, 2012

We enjoyed this salad and especially liked the tangy zing the dill and mustard gave to the dressing, thanks for sharing! Made this for ZWT8 Bistro Babes.

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Midwest Maven August 11, 2012

This salad made a lovely presentation and helped cool down the spicy grilled shrimp I served it with. I opted to cut the water chestnuts in small pieces. Made for Bistro Babes, ZWT 8.

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Dreamgoddess August 05, 2012

Really liked this a lot, was a bit surprised by the somewhat tepid reviews. I used 2% Greek yogurt, and my favorite mustard (Kosciusko, easy to get in NYC). Otherwise, no changes whatsoever! Very pretty too.

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Kumquat the Cat's friend May 17, 2009

My picture is not near as pretty as Toni's ...so will not post here.

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Galley Wench July 09, 2006

This was a very different pea salad. Light, mildly flavored and very easy to put together. After it sat in the refrigerator I felt it needed 'something' so I added a few chopped green onions and it really made a difference. Next time I think I will chop the water chesnuts as well so the crunch will be well spread. Thanks for this interesting salad Nan.

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Mama's Kitchen (Hope) July 08, 2006

This was exceptionally easy to put together & I loved the crunch, however the flavor wasn't on for me. I did use non-fat yogurt which probably diminished the results. I may try this again subbing radishes for the water chestnuts. Thanks for posting!

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SusieQusie July 05, 2006

i followed this recipe exact and i love all the ingredients but for some reason this salad was not very good at all. it didnt taste much like anything. sort of bland with a bad aftertaste. it sounded like a good idea but it didnt turn out well at all. i'm glad everyone else had a better expierience than i did.

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sprue January 30, 2006

Since my peas were just thawed, I skipped the chilling time. Initally, I thought the mustard was a bit too pronounced over shadowing the delicate flavors of the dill and salad fixings. Had the rest for dinner and the flavor was quite different with the dill more developed and the mustard mellowed by the yogurt. I used non-fat yogurt and to replicate the creaminess of a full fat yogurt, left it in the yogurt strainer for 30 minutes. Loved the light crunchiness of the vegetables and the beautiful colors just softly muted by the dressing. Definitely perfect for a potluck or dinner party as it can be prepared ahead and looks quite impressive. Thanks PanNan!

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justcallmetoni November 06, 2005

Delicious! I chopped the water chestnuts and used radishes instead of the pepper (the kids won't eat raw pepper.) I've had a similar salad with sugar-this is an interesting variation. Thanks!

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Kaarin November 01, 2005
Australian Pea Salad