Pea salad is an easy side dish option for summer barbeque parties. This easy peasy recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law. I haven’t seen a pea salad at many gatherings, so if you are looking for something unique to serve, give it a try.
Pea Salad Recipe – Easy BBQ Side Dish
Makes 4 cups. Double or triple for large crowds.
- 1 16oz package of frozen peas
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup chopped cauliflower
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- 1/4 cup sliced green onions
- 1 cup ranch salad dressing
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp dill weed
- Thaw peas and drain well.
- Chop celery, cauliflower, and onions.
- Add all ingredients to peas and mix.
- Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving.
Nutrition info: (calculated using SparkRecipes)
Per 1/2 cup serving – Calories: 579.9, Fat: 52 g, Cholesterol: 36.3, Sodium: 941.1, Potassium: 293.5, Total Carbs: 19, Fiber: 4.7 g, Sugar: 6.6 g, Protein: 9.7 g. Feel free to use light salad dressing and light sour cream to lighten it up a little.
I used frozen peas and frozen cauliflower, so I thawed both and drained well. I purchased a bag of slivered almonds, so no need to mess around chopping them. Pea salad is a great alternative when you don’t have time to whip up potato salad. With all of the summer barbeque parties, it’s nice to have a quick plan for a last minute side dish.
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It’s party season. Graduation parties, weddings, birthdays, Father’s Day, 4th of July, and tons of other reasons to celebrate summer. Plenty of opportunities to make a pea salad!