I have been known to eat an entire can of peas, drained and lightly rinsed, in place of an actual meal. I love snowpeas and sugar snap peas. I like peas that are cold and I like peas that are warm.
It surprises no one, then, that I really enjoyed eating this pea salad.
The recipe for this is similar to one that my mother used to make – but hers involved broccoli and raisins and cider vinegar and red onions. This one is much lighter tasting and didn’t involve chopping broccoli. I hate chopping broccoli.
Super Easy Sweet Pea Salad
20 oz. frozen peas, thawed, rinsed, and drained
1 cup of craisins
1 cup of unsalted peanuts
1/2 cup of chopped green onions
1/2 cup of crumbled bacon (I cheated and used pre-cooked and pre-crumbled from Costco)
1 cup of mayonnaise
1 tablespoon of white sugar
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (or more, to taste)
1/4 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
- In a small bowl, whisk together mayo, sugar, pepper, worcestershire sauce, and soy sauce.
- In a larger bowl, combine peas, craisings, peanuts, green onions, and bacon.
- Pour the mayo mixture over the pea mixture. Stir to coat.
- Put it in the fridge for at least an hour, but preferably a few hours (to let flavours combine).
- Eat it. Exclaim about how it tastes SO GOOD.