Pea Salad Recipe
This Green Pea Salad Recipe makes a healthy, tasty, and attractive dish, containing enough protein to serve as a meat substitute for a light luncheon. Serve with our homemade Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe to put even more protein in your diet.
The recipe comes from one of our "tasting parties" of the 1970's.
An associate arrived with this dish, explaining she had gone home and developed it after enjoying it in a local cafeteria.
She added, "It is a dead ringer for their recipe". She was right!
GREEN PEA SALAD
1 can (17oz.)* green peas
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, cut into small cubes
2 boiled eggs, chopped
2 tablespoon celery, finely chopped
1 tablespoon minced onion
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
black pepper to taste
fresh tomato slices
pimento, cut into strips
Drain peas well. Add cheese, eggs, celery, onion, and spices. Toss lightly to keep peas intact. Add just enough mayonnaise to moisten and hold mixture together. Chill in refrigerator several hours or overnight.
Scoop out salad into serving size balls and serve in center of a lettuce leaf.
Surround salad with tomato and cucumber slices. Lay pimento strips across top for a garnish. Serve with one of our delicious homemade dressings, or any other of your choice.
*Canned goods sizes change over the years. If you can't find the correct size can, one closest in weight will suffice.
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