Fancy pants pea salad
January 11, 2012 § Leave a comment
We don’t really like peas that much. As a vegetable, they are very starchy and tasteless. But toss a few uncooked peas into a salad, and they are delicious. They have a beautiful color and they pop in your mouth (which is kind of cool). Really the best way to eat peas is uncooked. Here’s a pea salad that we invented last night. I indicate bacon in the recipe, even though our salad didn’t have any…I had the idea to use bacon, but when I went to get some for our salad, someone had eaten it all (evidently in a ham and bacon sandwich…that’s like a double pig sandwich and completely illogical, but to Dave bacon and ham naturally go together).
1 16oz. pkg frozen peas, thawed
4 stalks celery, each piece split down the middle, then sliced into 1/3″ pieces
3 green onions, sliced, with tops
1/4 cup sliced almonds
4 slices cooked crumbled bacon (optional)
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded carrot (about 2 medium carrots)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cloves garlic, minced
pepper, salt to taste
Combine and serve. Serves 6-8.