When I saw a recipe for Pea Salad, I thought really? A whole salad out of peas? Well, it is true, you can make a salad out of peas! Of course, with the addition of nuts, and craisins and bacon, this turned out to be absolutely delicious! I wasn't sure how the family was going to react to it, but after dinner was over, they kept picking at. That is always a good sign! This recipe comes from family.go.com website. The next time I make this though, I think I will add some chopped cauliflower to add a little more color!
1 10oz. box frozen sweet peas, thawed and drained
1 cup peanuts
1/4 cup chopped greens onions
1 lb. bacon cooked and crumbled
1 cup craisins
1/2 cup mayonaise
1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. of vinegar
1 tsp. sugar
ground pepper to taste
1/4 tsp. Maggi seasoning (I couldn't find it, but the substitute for it is even amounts of soy sauce and worcestershire sauce.) That is what I added.
Optional ingredients for salad: 1 cup chopped cauliflower, 1/2 cup celery. If you add more ingredients you might want to make a little extra sauce to mix in.
Whisk together the mayonaise, vinegar, sugar, pepper and Maggi seasoning together in a bowl. Add the mixture to the other ingredients and toss well. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving!
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