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Pickle Pea Salad

Pickle relish adds unique flavor to Pickle Pea Salad from Kathryn Fleener of Louisville, Illinois. Cubes of cheddar cheese and hard-cooked eggs help dress up this hearty dish.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    50-55 servings (about 1/2 cup each)

Ingredients

  • 7 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) peas, drained
  • 6 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) dill pickle relish
  • 1 pound cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 jar (32 ounces) mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 can (12 ounces) salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • Sliced hard-boiled large eggs, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Combine the mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar and salt; mix well. Pour over pea mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Just before serving, stir in peanuts. Garnish with egg slices if desired.

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