Pea salad is an easy side dish option for summer barbecue 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.
Easy Pea Salad Recipe for a Unique Side Dish
Makes 4 cups. Double or triple for large crowds.
Pea Salad Ingredients
(Exact measurements in the recipe card below)
- Frozen peas
- Celery, chopped
- Cauliflower, chopped
- Slivered almonds
- Green onions
- Ranch dressing
- Sour cream
- Dill weed
How to make the pea salad
Thaw out the peas and drain well.
Chop the celery, cauliflower, and onions.
Add all the ingredients to the peas in a bowl and mix well.
Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving.
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 barbecue parties, it’s nice to have a quick plan for a last minute side dish.
- 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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 281Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 408mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 7g
Nutrition facts are an estimate only.
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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!