Green Pea Salad

"I love peas. This is different from my other recipe I have posted. I prefer to use this one as sort of a filling for a pita for lunch OR for a side dish at a potluck, party or cookout. Make this healthier by using turkey bacon or chopping the bacon first to render out more of the fat. Also, try using low fat mayo and sour cream. I never use fat free of both, but I will use low fat mayo and fat free sour cream to make it even better for me! From southern cooking."
 
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Ready In:
20mins
Ingredients:
8
Yields:
1 salad
Serves:
4-6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Cook peas until barely tender; drain well and chill. Combine all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Serve on lettuce.
  • Use as a pita filling
  • Serve as a side dish
  • Add a cup of cooked pasta and 1 tsp more of mayo and sour cream toss together for pasta salad.
  • OPTION: Try this warm too! Just drain the peas and add the rest and cook over low heat on the stove until the cheese is melty and everything is combined.

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Reviews

  1. Annacia
    I simply loved it. I just ran hot water over the peas to defrost them so they still had a "pop". I used turkey bacon cooked in the microwave, fat free sour cream, low fat mayo and stopped with the salt and pepper. Just plain yum and healthy, made in 10 mins too, whats not to love!
     
  2. DuChick
    Great salad! I made this for our Easter dinner and it went over well. I used lite mayo and sour cream, and also added a handful of shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. lazyme
    I really liked this simple salad. I halved the recipe and used shaved parmesan because I didn't have shredded on hand. Very simple and good. Thanks SarahBeth for a nice treat. Made for Tic Tac Toe Spring 2010.
     
  4. Sydney Mike
    I did cut this recipe in half for just 2 of us, used bottled bacon bits, fat-free sour cream & a reduced fat mayo, while seasoning it with lemon pepper instead of the usual S&P! Another time I'll definitely include some pasta 7 stretch out the number of servings! Thanks for a great keeper! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]
     
  5. Shuzbud
    What a wonderful salad! I followed Annacia's lead and thawed the peas but did not cook them, which was perfect. I left out the bacon to lower the fat content but I can imagine the flavour would really compliment this dish. For me though, the star of the salad was the green onion- it really perked up the flavour. I liked the sour cream/ mayo proportions just as they are. I'll be making this a lot through the spring and summer- thanks Sarahbeth for another diet saver!
     
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