Prep 10 mins
Cook 7 mins
This is a recipe that is done mainly by taste so trust your own tongue!!.... I was raised on this salad but for most people when you say PEA SALAD, they have never had it but it is really good and the kids LOVE it..it's a good way to get kids to eat peas!..It is ALWAYS great for a picnic or BBQ..it is also a conversation starter as it is unique!..VERY important to keep this VERY cold and eat it cold!
- 1 (15 ounce) can peas (in fridge to get cold)
- 2 hardboiled egg (in fridge to get cold)
- 1 fresh carrot (washed)
- 1 small onion
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
- drain peas.
- cut open eggs and take out yolks, put in bowl and mash with a fork.
- put eggs whites in another bowl and chop really fine.
- chop up onion really fine.
- put peas(DRAINED!), egg yolks, egg whites and about 1/3 cup chopped onions in bowl , add approx 1 tsp of parsley flakes.mix up.
- take carrot and with a knife, SCRAPE down the length, you don't want chunks or bites of carrots, you want VERY thin strips of carrot for color.
- add 1 tbs mayonnaise and mix, keep adding mayo until you get the desired thickness that you want.ENJOY!
Good! Refreshing and different. I didn't have carrots and (oops!) discovered I was out of onion. I rehydrated about 1 Tbsp. of onion flakes before mixing them in. Probably used about 3 Tbsp of mayo in total. Good flavor; might add a little sugar next time (like in 7 Layer Salad).
My being from the south also, it's amazing how popular this was when I was growing up (we had it at least once a week as a side-dish and at all picnics), but nowadays, it's just not that common. It's an awesome recipe that is sooooo simple, but yet good. My mom always used frozen peas, thawed by running under cold water and drain well, and I agree they work best; I'll definitely have to try the carrot addition as that's a new ingredient to this recipe for me. Give it a whirl and enjoy a true Southern dish.
This is excellent! I used frozen peas that I ran under hot water & drained really well. I am out of onions (gasp!) so I used shallots - I think scallions would work well also. I added a bit of salt & a good dose of pepper as well. I'll be back to let you know what the rest of the family thinks. Made for PAC spring '08. :)