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Lanie’s Decadent Green Pea Salad

green pea salad
Since a spring lunch pot luck at our Martha Turner Sotheby’s – Kingwood office where I tried green pea salad for the first time, I’ve been developing my own variation of this fresh, delicious dish. I added shredded carrot and radish, and Hubby suggested blue cheese dressing which is the finishing touch to make this salad decadent. This is my recipe:

Green Pea Salad

1 (16 oz) bag frozen peas
3-4 eggs, hard boiled
1 garlic clove
3 carrots
1 radish
1 scallion
1 tsp Tony Chachere’s creole seasoning
fresh finely ground pepper
1/4 cup blue cheese dressing

Hard boil eggs. Remove eggs from pot; add salt to hot water; add frozen peas; bring back to boiling. Drop garlic clove in boiling water to blanch for 20 seconds; then remove garlic. Pour peas into colander; transfer peas to large bowl of cold water to shock and preserve color; pour peas back into colander to drain.

Slice in food processor: blanched garlic clove + radish + carrots. Transfer veggie mix to mixing bowl.
Add to veggie mix: finely sliced scallion + peas + seasonings. Toss veggie mix and peas.
Add: chopped hard boiled eggs. (Pampered Chef chopper is a good gadget for chopping hard boiled eggs.)
Add blue cheese dressing; toss to coat salad evenly.

Options: Add crumbled bacon or diced ham for extra smokey, meaty flavor.

Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

1 cup real mayo
1/4 cup milk (Whole milk or butter milk are best, but use what you have.)
fresh juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp seasoned pepper medley
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

Whisk until smooth: mayo + milk + lemon juice + spices.
Fold in blue cheese.

Use 1/4 cup for decadent green pea salad, and store the rest in a jar with tight lid to dress salads or tomato slices.


About Lanie Brown, Texas real estate broker

Hi, my name is Lanie Brown. Like to write, cook, bake, decorate and redecorate, celebrate, work real estate. Strive to be a Godly wife, good neighbor, giving friend. Texas Hill Country is my promised land! #sagelanereal

3 responses »

  1. Barbara Hetrick

    Hi Lane! Your recipes are always so appealing! I will make the pea salad sometime this summer and think of you! Your Mom and I are happy to have warmer days! Hope you aren’t too hot! Barb

    Sent from my iPad

    • pinkbrickhome

      Thank you for your support, Mrs. Hetrick. Recipe sharing has been a fun way to keep in touch. I know Mom is enjoying your beautiful gardens. Happy spring!

  2. Ohhh, I love this recipe Lanie! Printing now… Thanks!


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