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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.

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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

    Reply
    • 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!

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

    Reply

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