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Sweet Pea Salad Recipe

Sweet Pea Salad Recipe

—Betty Otten, Tea, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:58 servings


  • 5 pounds uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 1 pound carrots, shredded
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • 10 celery ribs, diced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 5 cups mayonnaise
  • 4 cups sweetened condensed milk
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. In three large bowls, combine the pasta, carrots, peas, celery and onion.
  • 2. In another large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Stir a third of the dressing into each bowl of pasta mixture. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 58 servings.

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Cupcake_k9 User ID: 7172020 67861
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"Yummy! Very easy and a great lunchbox companion."

Karen.Buske User ID: 6777614 53658
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2012

"Come on reviewers, this recipe is made for a potluck recipe, its going to give you a large quantity for a large crowd. Halve or make a third of the recipe. Don't miss out on a good recipe because of the quantity. Try it you'll like it!"

mlehman2010 User ID: 5141852 57156
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2011

"please share recipe for 4 or 8 servings. I would love to make this but not the huge amount called for - thank you"

mullenpm User ID: 749523 132467
Reviewed May. 31, 2011

"The directions for this recipe are very confusing. Exactly why the "three bowls"?

Why give a recipe that is obviously made for a caterer and not a home cook."

ckuncio User ID: 3687547 132465
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2009

"Wow why the large servings

what is a 4 serving nutrtional value
How do you figur the nutritional value for one"

Carolyn Bergman User ID: 2915628 108840
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2008

"more peas makes it a lot tastier."

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