This crunchy pea salad is bursting with flavors of Spring and fresh ingredients, that are tossed in a delicious dressing everyone will love. This is quick and easy to make, and you can make it ahead and keep it in the refrigerator ready to serve whenever you need it. This is sure to be a favorite.
Keyword pea salad
Prep Time 15minutes
1 16ouncebag of frozen peas
1 6 - 8ouncepackage of fresh pea podsoptional
1small can of sliced water chestnuts - drained
4stalks of celery - washed and sliced
1small sweet onion - peeled and chopped
1cupof shredded cheddar cheese
1cupof crumbled bacon - 8 slices
1 15 - 16ouncepackage of crunchy tortilla stripsusually found with the salad toppings
FOR THE DRESSING:
2cupsof Miracle whip
1/4cupof rice wine vinegar
1/4cupof low-fat sour cream
1/4cupof honey Dijon mustard
1teaspoonof minced garlic
1teaspoonof seasoned pepper
In a large serving bowl, combine the frozen peas, fresh pea pods, water chestnuts, celery, onion, cheese, and bacon. Stir all together, and set aside.
In a blender, combine the Miracle Whip, rice wine vinegar, sour cream, sugar, honey Dijon mustard, garlic, seasoned pepper, and salt, and blend until well mixed.
Pour the dressing over the salad, and toss with two large spoons to coat all salad ingredients.
If serving immediately, add tortilla strips to salad. If making ahead; cover bowl, and place in refrigerator until time to serve. Remove from refrigerator when ready to serve, and give the salad a good stir to make sure dressing is well blended. Add tortilla strips to salad just before serving.
OPTIONAL: You can also add chopped red bell pepper, shredded carrots, cashews, peanuts, or chopped bok choy to the salad, or other favorite ingredients if desired.