Easy Southern Pea Salad

Easy Southern Pea Salad

Easy Southern Pea Salad
Easy Southern Pea Salad

"Along with asparagus, peas are one of the most quintessential spring veggies and they have always been popular with my boys. Instead of serving up the usual steamed frozen peas that appear on our dinner plates throughout the year, I decided that the fresh spring peas deserved a more special treatment in the form of this Southern Pea Salad. It’s cool, crispy, and packed full of sweet flavors. Even my non-pea-loving husband likes this dish! I kept this salad pretty healthy by using plain Greek yogurt and just a little bit of mayo for the dressing. The bright green peas, the yellow bell pepper, the purple onion, and the red pimientos make it colorful and fresh. Now that the weather is warmer and folks in Virginia have come out of “hibernation,” it’s the season for outdoor picnics and potlucks! I often volunteer to bring a salad or side dish to these gatherings, but I also don’t want to toss together the same old tired lettuce greens with cucumbers and tomatoes. Potlucks are the most fun when we get to taste a variety of different foods, and I love to share new recipes with our friends and family!"

Yields8 cups

Preparation Time15 min

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Seriously, Pea Salad? Southern or otherwise I honestly had never heard of it. But I like peas so I figured...why not. You will not believe how good this Southern Pea Salad is. It's tangy, and sweet, cheesy and creamy. It's easy to make and the ingredients are things you probably have on hand, so go ahead and give it a try like I did.


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