Making a pea salad is quick and easy. Here is the basic recipe with some options to tweak it up a little.
If you’re putting a meal together and need something quick to go with it, a simple pea salad recipe may be the answer.
It’s very simple, just drain the water from a can of peas and put peas into a bowl. Add a little chopped vegetable and a tablespoon or so of mayonnaise and mix.
That’s the basic recipe, here’s a few suggestions to spice it up a little:
1 – Add a slice of finely chopped onion. You don’t need much and it really adds flavor.
2 – Mince a small garlic clove and add to salad. Do this only if you like garlic.
3 – Add other vegetables. Cucumber, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, celery, and more. Chop them up very fine and add sparingly. Like the onion, you don’t need much.
4 – Cheese it up. Shred or cube some cheese and throw it in. Any kind will do. You could also use some 3 cheese ranch dressing rather than mayonnaise for the dressing.
5 – Add a hard-boiled egg, peeled, and chopped of course. This mixes very well with the mayonnaise.
6 – Chopped sweet pickle or relish will sweeten it up and add a little crunch.
7 – Enhance the mayonnaise dressing with a little shot of mustard.
8 – Add a pinch of spice. Oregano, dill, cilantro, any others you may like.
9 – A pinch of salt will bring the flavors together.
10 – You may want to add a can of beans such as green, waxed, garbanzo, kidney, etc. Any type of salad bean will do. This is a great way to make your salad more interesting.
When you have your ingredients all together, gently mix and refrigerate. If you are in a hurry to get it on the table just chill it in the freezer for 5 minutes or so.