Confetti Pea Salad Recipe
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Confetti Pea Salad Recipe

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There’s something for every taste in this well-dressed medley from Marie Beardsley of Big Sandy, Texas. Peas, pasta, chicken, apples, walnuts (and more!) make this a hearty main-dish salad you’ll enjoy year-round.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chiliing
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chiliing
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 cup cooked small pasta shells
  • 1/2 cup cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet yellow pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ranch salad dressing
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped red apple
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (prepared with reduced-fat cheese, fat-free mayonnaise, reduced-fat salad dressing and fat-free yogurt) equals 365 calories, 17 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 444 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 23 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, combine the mayonnaise, salad dressing, yogurt and pepper. Pour over pasta mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Just before serving, stir in the apple and walnuts. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Confetti Pea Salad in Cooking for 2 Fall 2006, p37

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Reviewed Jul. 27, 2014

"I thought this was pretty good. With all of the ingredients, 2 servings did not seem worth the effort. I made 4x the recipe except only did 2x the celery, colored pepper, chicken, and walnuts based on what I had. I used yogurt ranch dressing and used some green onion for the red. For the apple I did half apple and half halved grapes, per a similar recipe. The grapes were a great sub. I just added salt and pepper to taste. This made for a filling salad this weekend. ty"

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