Pea ‘n’ Peanut Salad
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts2/3 cup: 579 calories, 48g fat (7g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 957mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 7g fiber), 17g protein.
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Aug 20, 2017
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.
Jul 16, 2017
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.
Nov 30, 2016
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.
Jul 24, 2016
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.
Jul 5, 2016
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!
Feb 16, 2016
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.
Dec 18, 2014
Good. Let it sit awhile before serving to blend the flavors. Will make for fourth of July when I serve several salads. Unique.
Jul 17, 2014
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.
Sep 16, 2013
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.
Jun 27, 2013
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.