Perfect Pea Salad

Discussion in 'The BOC Diner' started by Catgirl, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    I've tried many recipes over the years for green pea salad, and this is by far the best IMO. Because I've made this so many times, I have a few suggestions for those of you who'd like to try it. You can use bottled Ranch dressing, but it just isn't the same.....for this dish I make up a batch (semi-homemade) :wink:. The Ranch mix calling for BUTTERMILK is the best. This salad gets BETTER with age, which can be convenient. I like to let it sit in the frig a couple of days before eating; HOWEVER, if you make it ahead of time, don't add the cashews until serving (you could use a different nut I'm sure, if you so desire). My best friend who doesn't like peas, cauliflower, celery or onions, and isn't fond of Ranch dressing, likes THIS. :smile2:

    1 (10-oz) pkg. frozen baby peas or 2 cups fresh peas
    1 cup diced celery
    1 cup chopped cauliflower
    1 cup chopped cashews
    1/4 cup diced green onions
    1/4 cup crisp-cooked, crumbled bacon
    2 Tbsp chopped pimento
    3/4 cup Ranch dressing
    1/4 cup sour cream
    1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
    1/8 tsp ground black pepper

    Rinse peas in hot water (or steam, if fresh); drain.
    Combine peas, celery, cauliflower, cashews, onions, bacon and pimentos in large bowl.
    Whisk together dressing, sour cream, mustard and black pepper in a small bowl; pour over salad mixture.
    Toss gently; chill.
     
  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for sharing Tanya. My wife said your receipt sounds great and will give it a try.
     

  3. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    Well now that just has to be good! :haha:
    When is a pea not a pea ? When it's in a can. I hate those little soft mushy gray things........... yuck,:look_down:
     
  4. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Just might give it a try,I'm the only one in my household that likes pea salad,and I just throw togather a can of peas,miracle whip ,cheese and some chopped onions.
     
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    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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  6. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    Tanya that sound's Great think i'll make that for my dad this weekend, He'll eat the whole salad by himself:smile2:
     
  7. bw69r

    bw69r Well-Known Member

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    sounds great accept for the onions. that is the one thing in the world i won't eat.
     
  8. ERIC S

    ERIC S New Member

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    I am going to try that one. Have you tried adding any hot peppers to it?:smile2:
     
  9. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    Nope I haven't Eric.....but for all you die-hard dragons, that would prob'ly be good. I say dragons because some of y'all must be breathin' FIRE most of the time! :wink:
     
  10. ERIC S

    ERIC S New Member

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    I love it hot. So if I breathe fire stand back. Your recipe does sound good with or with out hot peppers.
     
  11. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

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    Had a recipe given me yesterday for a cake I haven't made before.

    Blackberry Wine cake.This cake uses blackberry jello and 4 eggs added to a white cake mix plus nuts.
    In addition, a cup of blackberry wine is added to the mix plus another 1/2 cup of wine in a powdered sugar glaze.

    Gonna give this a try. Sounds good anyhow. Can't imagine what another 4 eggs is going to do to a white cake mix. Whoo-ee.

    Anybody out there in etherland ever make this before? If so give me your thoughts.

    John.
     
  12. ERIC S

    ERIC S New Member

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    Can you post the full recipe? it sounds great.
     
  13. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

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    Had a recipe given me yesterday for a cake I haven't made before.

    Blackberry Wine cake.This cake uses blackberry jello and 4 eggs added to a white cake mix plus nuts.
    In addition, a cup of blackberry wine is added to the mix plus another 1/2 cup of wine in a powdered sugar glaze.

    Gonna give this a try. Sounds good anyhow. Can't imagine what another 4 eggs is going to do to a white cake mix. Whoo-ee.

    Anybody out there in etherland ever make this before? If so give me your thoughts.

    John.
     
  14. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

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    Tanya don't know how this got in a pea salad recipe thread. Intended to post a reply. Will stick it up again.

    John.
     
  15. Netmanjack

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    I do, Blackberry Wine! lol

    John the recipe sound good , only thing I would do different is sub blackberry brandy for the wine at about a 1/4 volume. :wink: