- 2-1/2 cups frozen peas (about 10 ounces), 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
- In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise and salad dressing; stir into salad. Refrigerate, covered, until serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Reviews for Pea 'n' Peanut Salad
"What a fantastic combination of ingredients. I was looking for a unique salad that would provide a change from the everyday routine. What a find! Everyone loved this, especially the kids! It seems like a lot of dressing when mixing this up, but I wouldn't change a thing. Delicious!"
"I love peas so trying this was a no brainer. I am glad I did. Very flavorful, easy and as others mentioned-make sure you have the recipe on hand because people will be asking for it."
"Good. Let it sit awhile before serving to blend the flavors. Will make for fourth of July when I serve several salads. Unique."
"This only gets 5 stars from me when made right -- LEAVE THE PEAS FROZEN TO SERVE! I get rock star reviews everywhere I take it! My dressing is a little different (no onions or bacon, a few different proportions, etc), but the dressing is inconsequential. The shock and awe is the frozen peas! Kick it up a mile and try it this way. Your guests will love you! Remember to bring copies of the recipe! You won't have any left when the meal is over, guaranteed."
"I had a salad like this at a potluck years ago and have been looking for a similar recipe ever since. This is fabulous though I may add less mayo next time."
"Wow! What a fun & unexpected salad! I did substitute vidalia onion vinaigrette for the Italian dressing because that's all I had on hand. It still tasted great & I will be making this often. Great summertime dish."
"Everyone loves this salad....to change it up a bit, I use Honey Roasted Peanuts."
"DELICIOUS! Easy to make! The peanuts added a WONDERFUL surprising CRUNCHINESS."
"This was my contribution to "salad day" at work. It got rave reviews. Instead of cooked and crumbled bacon, I used Hormel Real Bacon Bits. I plan to add some cubed or shredded cheddar cheese the next time I make it."
"My Mother's second cousin brought this to a family reunion quite a few years ago and it was extremely well received by a family of great cooks. Both have since passed on but this recipe went home with everyone there and has always been met with raves for its taste, textures, colour and ease of preparation. For large groups I double it. I don't thaw the peas first as I make this ahead of some other dishes and they thaw while waiting to be devoured. I decorate it with red onion rings and sliced radish rounds to play up the red and green colours. Members of my weaving guild always wanted me to bring this to pot lucks (before I moved). Ended up in another weaving guild a few years later and I got raves and recipe requests there as well! It is in with all my family heritage recipes now!"