Balsamic Cashew Pea Salad

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is perfect to take to a picnic during the summer months because it has NO MAYO!!! It is light, sweet and crunchy. I got the recipe at Trader Joe's this morning. Feel free to substitute out balsamic vinegar instead of the vinaigrette. . .we like it that way too!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 16 ounces frozen peas (thawed)
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 12 cup chopped green onion (green & white parts)
  • 1 cup cashew pieces
  • 12 cup balsamic vinaigrette (more to taste)


  1. Toss together all ingredients.
  2. Serve chilled or at room temperature.


Most Helpful

Who could believe that something so simple and fast could be so good?! It took me all of 4 minutes to make and I loved it. I missed the "vinaigrette" part of the recipe, so like several of the other reviewers, I just used white balsamic vinegar. I made it the night before and the cashews were soft (in a good way). But if you want them crunchy, add them just before serving.

Wish I Could Cook October 05, 2011

Incredibly easy, I had everything on hand and this took minutes to put together. I used balsamic vinegar because I am not a 'dressing' lover, I added 'to taste', probably a bit less than 1/2 a cup. Fresh and crunchy, bursting with flavour, we enjoyed this with our supper, and I made the full amount so that I'd able to take it to the office for lunch! This is something that I will be making regularly for my lunches, its marvellous! Thanks, JB! Made for Vegetarian Swap#8, March 09

Karen Elizabeth March 05, 2009

Yummy salad! DH loves pea and nut salads with mayo, so this was a nice healthier change, and he still loved it! I used a white balsamic vinegar instead of the vinaigrette. So good! Thanks January Bride!

AmandaInOz September 08, 2008

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