Holiday Pea Salad

My love for peas grows.

Besides being adorable, they are high in fiber and a good source of protein.  
I especially love the "petit pois", a tiny pea.

My friend Martha made Frugal Gourmet's pea salad for a buffet recently, and I decided to make a version with less mayo and do my own thing, since it looked so good.

I served this at a holiday brunch and it was delicious!
It is easy to make ahead and everyone loved it.

Here's how:

Pea Salad: (amounts are approximate, you can add more or less of anything)

2 packages of frozen petit pois, defrosted (the smaller peas are better in this recipe if you can find them)
1 small red onion, chopped
1/2 lb. bacon, fried crisp and drained (you can use the whole package if you like, but I am conservative)
1/2 cup of toasted slivered almonds
big handful of chopped fresh dill

1/2 cup of mayonnaise 
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup cider vinegar
salt & pepper

Whisk dressing into a measuring cup and set aside.

Add all the ingredients to a bowl and pour dressing over to coat.  

*Tip: I always save a small amount of undressed salad for the top so it looks attractive when serving, instead of a white mess.   

Taste and adjust.  You may like more dressing or less, so go slow.  I don't like a gloppy salad.

The next day, the leftovers are wonderful with sliced apple for lunch!



Katie C. said…
I’ll have to try this eventually but I’ll be cutting the recipe back since there’s only two of us. My guy loooooves peas.

It’s definitely time to get some baking done too. I’m making an orange food processor pound cake from Serious Eats today. Then it’s time to start on the Christmas cookies.

Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukah! 🎉🎊🎁🥂