Simple Pea Salad
Recipe type: Salad
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Serves: 8
Pea salad is a simple and delicious alternative to your usual macaroni or potato salads. It's also a good way to get your kids to eat their vegetables. Cook's Notes: If you really don't want to use frozen peas, you can substitute three 14 - 15 ounce cans of peas, drained, in place of the frozen peas. Just be aware that the peas will be easier to disfigure during the mixing/tossing process. If you don't like sharp cheddar cheese, you can use medium, or mild, instead. The total cost of this recipe is $3.99 or about $0.50 per serving.
  • ½ medium sized red onion (chopped) ($0.40)
  • 8 ounce block of sharp cheddar cheese (cut into ½ inch cubes) ($1.79)
  • 1 pound bag of frozen peas (defrosted overnight in the refrigerator) ($0.99)
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise ($0.40)
  • ¼ cup sour cream ($0.40)
  • ½ teaspoon sugar ($0.01)
  1. Defrost peas overnight in the refrigerator and drain them well.
  2. Put chopped onion, and cheese cubes into a 2 - 3 quart bowl.
  3. Add peas to bowl with peas and onion.
  4. Mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, and sugar in a small bowl.
  5. Spoon the mayonnaise mixture into the bowl with the remaining ingredients taking care to scrape all of the dressing out of the smaller mixing bowl.
  6. Toss and gently stir the ingredients together until everything is coated with the mayonnaise mixture.
  7. Chill in the refrigerator until serving time.
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at