Friday, October 28, 2011

Quick and Easy Green Pea Salad

                                


Ingredients:

  • 16 ounce bag of frozen green peas
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper chopped
  • 3 slices of crisp bacon cut up
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded (I use more)
  • cherry tomatoes
  • sunflower seeds

Microwave the frozen peas (covered) with 1 tablespoon of water for about 4 minutes or until slightly cooked, but not soft. Drain and cool. Mix all ingredients together except the cherry tomatoes. Gently fold in the dressing.

Pea Salad Dressing
  • 3 heaping tablespoons of light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • Whisk the ingredients together and fold into salad.

Add cherry tomatoes and a sprinkle of cheese to the top of the salad for decoration. Cover and chill. Enjoy!