Mom's Pea Salad

"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's a good way to get kids to eat peas!..It is ALWAYS great for a picnic or is also a conversation starter as it is unique!..VERY important to keep this VERY cold and eat it cold!"
photo by Annacia photo by Annacia
photo by Annacia
photo by Divaconviva photo by Divaconviva
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  • 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!

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  1. J-Lynn
    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).
  2. Love2Laugh
    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.
  3. Elmotoo
    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. :)
  4. Annacia
    This is delicious and so easy to make. I used only the egg white (no yolk) and defrosted frozen peas because I like the pop. I forgot to add the parsley at the last min but this salad was still the very best part of the meal tonight and I'll be making this a lot this summer. Thanks very much for posting this. Made of PAC, Spring '08
  5. Divaconviva
    This tastes really great! My husband also really liked it. Easy to make. I brought it to a friend's house, and she and both her young children loved it! I used about 4 baby carrots which I grated in my Pampered Chef Moulis grater, and since I had nice, fresh Italian parsley, I chopped it fine and used a generous teaspoon. I'm going to make this again, but I'll HAVE to double it -- it's just THAT good! Made for PAC Spring 2008. Thanks, Dapanamakidd, and thanks to your Mom!


I was raised in Panama Canal Zone so I grew up on spanish cooking..I have too many foods I love!!..Best cook ever is my Father, still cooking at 81 !..moved to Illinois in 79 when the treaty for the Zone went thru ..but my heart is still in PANAMA...I love to read, watch tv, do ceramics and latch animals..I LOVE crock pot cooking with a passion!!..For fun hubby and I ride the Harley everywhere, we take day trips which sometimes end up being 2-3 days cause we have so much fun!.. <br>you can find me on myspace under Dapanamakidd
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