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Pea 'n' Peanut Salad

 Pea 'n' Peanut Salad
Even people who don’t like peas love this crunchy recipe, including my own children. I love the fact that it‘s so easy and makes a refreshing alternative to more traditional salads. A friend gave me the recipe years ago and I’ve been making it ever since. --Laurinda Nelson, Phoenix, Arizona
5 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup prepared zesty Italian salad dressing

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the peas, peanuts, celery, bacon and onion.
  • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and Italian dressing. Pour
  • over salad and toss to coat. Chill until serving. Yield: 5 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 466 calories, 40 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 762 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 12 g protein.