Friday, July 4, 2014

4th of July and Pea Salad

Happy 4th of July!

I am so thankful that I live in America and for the many freedoms that I have. I also love getting together with family, friends, and neighbors to eat great food and watch fireworks. My neighborhood has had a HUGE block party the last several years. It's happening again today. People bring meat to BBQ and a dish to share. I have brought a dessert the last couple of years and I wanted to do something different this year. I decided on pea salad.

Pea Salad: Doesn't this look delicious? And it's super easy to make.







I hope this will be enough.





Dice the cheese.









Chop the red onion. I used my Pampered Chef chopper. I love this thing.






Thaw the frozen peas. I placed the frozen peas in a bowl and ran hot water over them. Drained and repeat. It took two or three times to thaw out the peas. Make sure you drain all the water off.



Mix together Miracle Whip or mayonnaise, sour cream, salt, pepper, and paprika.




Cook bacon until it is crisp. Paper towel off the grease. Crumble.





Add cheese, red onions, bacon, and dressing mixture to the peas. Stir well. Keep in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.









Pea Salad:
2 16 oz frozen peas, thawed and drained
5 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 - 1 cup Cheddar cheese, diced
1/2 - 1 cup Mozzarella cheese
1/2 of a red onion, chopped
1 cup Miracle Whip or mayonnaise (I used Miracle Whip because I like the tangy taste)
2 tbs sour cream
salt and pepper to taste
paprika to taste

In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients. Make sure to mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.  

6 comments:

  1. This sounds sooo good! Also easy to make which is a bonus. Thanks for posting!

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  2. Thanks for a reminisce of my mom, she was a professional salad maker in a fancy hotel in the 50s, she made the best pea salad but i never learned, excited to try your recipe!

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  3. Thanks for a reminisce of my mom, she was a professional salad maker in a fancy hotel in the 50s, she made the best pea salad but i never learned, excited to try your recipe!

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  4. Have family coming to visit. Making this.

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  5. How many servings does this make?

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  6. I just made this today, went strictly by recipe except for the bacon, we only eat turkey or beef bacon, I was out, but used smoked paprika instead for that smoked flavor. This was so easy and awesome, and I REALLY HATE PEAS lol, I've found a way to tolerate them. Thanks, you've helped me start eating peas!

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