- 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 forPea 'n' Peanut Salad
"This was REALLY not good. I follwed the instructions to a 'T" and did not go over well at all with my group. Lots of chopping for a blah salad."
"This sounds delightful however I would use cashews in the recipe instead of peanuts. I don't care for the taste of peanuts in my savory food.DDPLoeches to add to your reply, since you don't like raw onions try rehydrating some dehydrated red or white onions, adding them to your recipe. It doesn't take much and You get that good onion flavor without the raw side affects. I don't do raw onions either as it gives me terrible heartburn but the dehydrated onions work perfectly. Even in my soups and stews I just toss in the dried onion. Good stuff."
"This idea behind this recipe (peas, peanuts, and bacon, wow!) looked really good, but since I don't like crunchy celery or raw onions, I left them out. I cut the amount of mayonnaise in half because it seemed like way too much, thinking that I would add more after it was mixed if it needed it; it didn't; the ingredients were well covered with dressing. I served it really cold, but not quite frozen, and nobody liked that (someone said, "it makes my teeth hurt, it's so cold!").I ate some of the leftovers a few hours later, after it was up to fridge temperature, and that was better, but my family has told me not to try this again."
"I have made this salad several times, mostly for church potlucks. I never take much of it home with me. The Italian dressing is great, but I've also used whatever I have on hand with great results."
"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!"
"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."
"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!"