Tuesday, October 1, 2013

English Pea Salad

Hubby's favorite veggie is green beans however we can not have them every night so tonight I decided to try out this recipe.  Everyone seemed to like it except my three year old who squeezed the peas in her hands, which made her hands slippery, which made her drop her cup of milk, which spilt all over the floor... yep it has been one of those days!

This makes enough for 8 so I cut it in half however the adjustments are still based on the full portion!

4 cups of English peas (can be either fresh or frozen
4 pieces of bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 of a small onion, finely minced (I used 1 tsp onion powder)
1 tablespoon of fresh mint, chopped
1/2 cup of sharp cheddar, cubed
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1/4 cup mayonnaise
Pinch of cayenne
Salt to taste

Rinse your peas (do not cook, either fresh or frozen) and then mix all ingredients together.
Chill for a few hours and serve.
Serves 8.

Notes: Like all salads, this is just a guide and you can jazz this up any way you see fit, such as using ham or chicken instead of bacon, adding pimientos or jalapenos, or maybe adding a dollop of mustard to give it some tang.

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