Garden Pea Salad

Total Time:
5 min
Prep:
5 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 (15-ounce) can very young early peas (recommended: Lesueur)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 2 boiled eggs, crumbled
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Chopped pimento, optional
Directions

In a colander, drain peas very well. Place drained peas in a medium bowl. Add the onions, crumbled eggs, and mayonnaise, tossing to combine and coat peas. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add pimento, if using. This recipe is easily doubled or tripled.


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Was short a salad for our 4th of July cookout and I went to Paula to save the day. Had frozen peas, dill, hard boiled eggs, & bacon bits on hand. Literally through this together in about 5 minutes. Super easy, super tasty - this is a keeper & I will be making this again and again. Everyone loved it. As always Paula, thank you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good! This was amazing comfort food : And it was very inexpensive. I already had frozen peas : So I just bought brown eggs, a white onion and mayonnaise. These ingredients totaled $9.92, and I can add frozen peas at around 1.50(most likely less. At 4 servings, that's 2.86/serving, without accounting for all of the leftover eggs, mayonnaise & onion. : item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been looking for a recipe like this. Reminds me of my childhood when my great grandmother made variations of this. I have been craving it for quite awhile now, thank you Paula for helping me bring back those wonderful memories! item not reviewed by moderator and published
During the summer months I take this salad to picnics. However, I use frozen peas because it keeps the salad colder, longer. If using frozen peas, and to advoid clumping, make this the last ingredient you add. Never thought of adding pimento, but will next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Definitely use frozen peas, added all the recommended items in other comments (bacon, dill plus added chopped water chestnuts that help give good crunch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really quick and easy to make. It gives a nice kick to regular old garden peas as a side. My family and I love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I would have given 5 stars except I added a can of pork&beans to mine and makes it a 5 star salad!!!!! Wonderful!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasty, Yes indeedy! I needed a good dish to take to work and I knew you, Paula, would help me out. I had a can of peas and some eggs and an onion so I decided to make this. It was very tasty indeed. However, it was a little small for my work group so I added some celery for crunch (and volume!) I also added some chopped bread n' butter pickles just because I'm addicted to them and a little more mayo. Well, it was still very good. I padded it a little more with lettuce leaves all around the bowl (never hurts to show a little class, does it!) Everybody at work loved it and wanted the recipe. Thanks again, Paula, you always come through! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was very good! I added some bacon and that made it pop even more!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very simple and easy. Try with a little bacon salt! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this several times and each time I wonder why I haven't made it more. It's wonderful, different and very super simple to make. YUMMY!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this with frozen peas. Added bacon. Best peas I've ever had! This will be great cold to add to my husband's lunch box. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is simple and easy and tasty. It takes me right back to my childhood. I made it for Easter and even posted it on my baking blog :) http://cuppycakebakes.blogspot.com item not reviewed by moderator and published
Way to go Paula. I should have known you would have the recipe. This is the garden pea salad I remember as a child. Sometimes you just want food you grew up eating without all the new, improved or just a little something extra added in. Thanks again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OoH ny Gosh this recipe is wonderful! I did take a recommendation from another person and added bacon and cheese. I also added more mayo as I like my salads creamy. I do think this recipe would have been great without the additional ingredients. That's what recipes are all about, to change as desired. Thanks Paula for this great and simple recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
For a little more zest, try substituting Buttermilk Ranch dressing for the Mayo. Also, the addition of crumbled bacon and chopped cheddar cheese turns the salad into a summer meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This pea salad is so delicious and so easy to make, which makes it even more amazing! I think it takes me 3 minutes to make. I prepare it several times a month because it is so yummy and my husband, the pickiest eater on earth, devours it. FYI, it's always better the next day. This recipe is a keeper!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was super easy to make and definitely a crowd pleaser (of course, it doesn't come close to feeding a crowd). Perhaps since I did not grow up on canned peas, I didn't quite like the color or texture. I would substitute frozen petit pois next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this about 3 years ago when I first saw it on the show... it was easy and really good!!! I have moved since then and lost the recipe, so I am excited to make it again.. I will be taking it to my in laws' for the holidays... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I give Ms. Paula Deans "Gaden Pea Salad" five stars. I made it for a party we were invieted to and everyone gave it rave reviews. It came out perfect and I am glad that I took the time to go online and download it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The first time I fixed this for my Midwestern wife, she ate the whole thing. Left me nothing but praises, which was well worth it. Thanks first to mom who made it many years ago and next to Paula who published this great recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the most fabulous salad ive ever eaten, very easy to make but be sure and make a large bowl or you won't have enough to go around thats because you will eat it all before you get it to the table... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had never had Pea Salad with egg before... my mother uses diced fresh tomatoes, green onions, peas and mayo. It has always been a favorite to our family. I will have to make Paula's version to bring to our next get-together. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so much like my Nana's and Mama's recipe -- even to the brand of CANNED peas to use...very good...it's even better if you make it the night before. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was doubtful, but ultimately impressed with how well this came out (since I'm neither a fan of pea salad - had to make it for a potluck - nor canned veggies). I sauteed the onion just enough to get the raw flavor out of it. It then needed some crunch, so I added a fair amount of celery and bacon crumbles. I finished off with some chopped parsley to give it a brighter taste. A fair amount of change, I know, but like I said the basic recipe is a good one and really easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
During hot Texas summers I'm looking for a way to stay cool. This pea salad, served straight from the fridge is healthy, pretty and great tasting. I didn't have to "tinker" with the recipe, just made it up as Paula directed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is just too easy and it taste great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quartered green grapes make an unexpected but delicious addition to my pea salad! item not reviewed by moderator and published
A dish that brings back memories for some of us. Always good for a take-in (pot luck) meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula, This is my husbands favorite salad! He likes this better than potatoe salad. I put this on romaine spears and serve with an entree! All of your recipes work and are delicious! Your are much needed in my kitchen. Thanks for being there! Tsubaki item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was an excellent twist on garden peas. Very easy and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My mom used to make this salad when I was a child (I'm now 70) only she made it with frozen peas and shredded carrots with shredded cheese, green onions and salad dressing. It was my favorite then and still is. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this Garden Pea Salad for a church dinner and it was a hit. Everyone loved it and wanted the recipe. I followed the recipe except I used 1 thawed bag of petite peas instead of canned. I used 2 green onions sliced instead of the 1/4 c onion and I added bacon bits, dill weed, and 1/2 small jar diced pimento. I didn't measure the mayo; just added till I got the desired consistancy. Another add-in would be small cubed cheese. This recipe is a "keeper" and I highly recommend it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
quick and easy and so tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this reciep is so quick and easy and very tasty even my lillte ones loved it item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is as good and easy as it gets. Nice change from regular old potato salad (although that's good as well!). item not reviewed by moderator and published
who would have thought mutey green canned peas would be so good? this may not look like much, but my boyfriend's band devoured a double batch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula's Pea salad is wonderful. I have a husband who loves peas, hates trying new things. He raved about it so much that he wouldn't even let me have the left overs item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fiddled around with the basic recipe. Best with frozen peas. I believe Trader Joe's works best. Also, used a little fresh finely grated parmesan + a little vinegar and a few, chopped roasted peppers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This delicious salad is an example of comfort food. It is easy to prepare and can be served at a dinner party, picnic or Sunday night supper. Joyce from Grants Pass, Oregon item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was such a diffent way to eat your peas, and enjoy it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband loved it when I fixed it. He is hard to please. Thanks Paula. Shirley from Kodak TN item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so terrific. A salad that can be used for every kind of meal, summer and winter. Thanks paula, I love it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I enjoyed this immensely. it was a change from the ordinary macaroni salad item not reviewed by moderator and published
i love this recipe, simple yet delicouse. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe is great my husband can't get enough and neither can I. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is very tasty and easy to prepare. I tried using lemon pepper instead of salt and pepper. Really adds zest to the salad. item not reviewed by moderator and published
superb item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this tonight for the first time. It will NOT be the last time. My husband and I both LOVED it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was very good and easy. After working 10hr. 6 days a week, I can do this! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is easy and pretty good. I had my husband try it before it cooled in the fridge and he sorta did not say much. After it cooled he loved it, two of my three daughters loved it, aswell as me. I will make this again item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a lovely, fresh tasteing dish! I made it with 6 boiled eggs instead of 2 and was very happy with the results. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think to like this recipe, you REALLY have to like peas in the first place. I don't understand why people who don't like the main ingredient tries to make it anyway and then gives it a bad review. Anyway, this was an awesome dish! It's so nice that it's spring again and recipes like this are back in rotation. :D Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this recipe was going to be okay. When I made this I was excepting just something fast and here ya go. When I sat down to try this, boy I was shocked. I loved it!!! The eggs are the secret. Reminds me of potato salad but sweeter. Very suprising, yet simple. Goodness, more of these kinds of recipes and my diet will go out the window! item not reviewed by moderator and published
A fun summer picnic salad, and EVERYONE LOVED IT! Who wouldn't love lots of mayo and egg? SO easy to make. Paula's signature ingredient: TONS OF MAYO! But it was delish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everything about this recipe is great. It's easy, I always have the ingredients on hand and it tastes so good! It's my husbands favorite recipe. Okay, so he's easy to please...lucky me! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was sooo good. I really didn't think it looked good, but because Paula has never disappointed me yet I had to try it. We thought it was delicious!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I do so love Paula Deen..she just perks up my day with all her recipes. I've tried several before and loved them but something is missing in this one. I followed the recipe to the T. It sure taste's like something else needs to be added. I won't be making this one again.. My family disliked it so much we tossed it out..Sorry Paula.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this SALAD,any time of the year!! I have tried a few variations that really give it more body! Use frozen baby peas that you blanche....add 1/4 cup Italian blend shredded cheese(may need to add an exta tbl. of Mayo)& if you or someone in your family does not like pimentos or olives, try chopped fresh,or canned mushrooms. If you want less onion flavor, try a sweet VIDALIA or scallions or even a jar of drained pearl onions!! I change it everytime I make it. Tis yummy as a summer salad on a bed of lettuce or as a side dish!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was thrilled how this turned out! I thought it might be lacking something when I read the simple ingredients, but it was wonderful. It is a great alternative to the usual BBQ sides. I did however go overboard on the onions the first round! Be careful. :) Wouldn't you just love Paula to be your Aunt?! She's a hoot! Love the recipes, but I watch just as much for her stories. item not reviewed by moderator and published
First of all, I love Paula Deen and the other recipes I've tried. This one just didn't suit our tastes but appears it was well received by many others. I followed the recipe exactly but we felt it was way too heavy on the eggs...that's about all we could taste. We really like hard boiled eggs too, it's not that....we just couldn't really taste the peas and we also love peas. If I try it again, I'll cut back to one egg or none at all. We've got leftovers so I think I'll doctor it up a bit with bacon bits and cheese. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love peas so it is no suprise that this is now one of my favorit salad recipes. It is so quick, easy and so tasty. I am not much of a mayonnaise fan, so I didn't use quite as much, but I still loved it. I think this is a good recipe for kids. I have an 19 month old son who likes peas and he really liked that salad. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe was just ok. it wasn't one of my favorites. i probably won't make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm made it twice, once w/ reg mayonaisse and once w/ light. Can't tell a difference. Awesome. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Incredibly easy to make, delicious. I added colby jack cheese. My girlfriend thought it was good but had a strong aftertaste--watch out for too much onion! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great summer salad that's easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe, I am a home economist and caterer, and this will replace my potato salad for most parties, just yummie,Margaret Manazer St. George Utah item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this Pea Salad yesterday and it was much better than I had expected. I really liked it and so did my husband. He ate 3 helpings of it and said he wasn't very hungry. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't like this much. It seems to need other ingredients to give it some 'crunch'. Maybe it would be better with either frozen or fresh green peas, but the canned peas are really too mushy. I won't make this salad again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe but add a tablespoon of pickle relish to sweeten it up. Like to make it a day ahead to set in all the flavors. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The salad was ok. I didn't like the onions. item not reviewed by moderator and published
so easy to make something so delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We all just loved this recipe. So easy to make and a GREAT way to get the kids to eat peas. We just dipped in with saltine crackers and it was gone.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had never tried a cold pea salad before and didn't know how my family would go for it. Long story short...NO LEFTOVERS!!! This salad is delicious and because it can be made in advance, it's so easy too. Also, try my twist on this recipe by adding a bit of garlic (fresh or powder) to taste and serve with corn chips for dipping...ENJOY! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to prepare and very good item not reviewed by moderator and published
. . . a little bland for my taste. I suppose the recipe is simple enough to experiment with, but as it is, wasn't terribly exciting. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a family supper. Everyone loved it and was sure to comment on how good it was. Even those who don't like peas will like this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was easy to prepare and made a good side dish. I would definitly make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy and delicious that it is a family staple and gets served once a week here. I substitute chopped olives for the pimento and everyone raves about it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
sooooo good and easy love it, love it, love it!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This pea salad is so delicious and so easy. My husband just loved it and we ate it all in one sitting. I'm getting ready to make more. Very simple and we always have all of these ingredients so that is very convienent. Thank you for such a great easy recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This a great salad for any time of the year. Thank you it wonderful item not reviewed by moderator and published
After viewing show, made for unexpected guests. Everyone found it delicious. All the ingregients were readily available in the refrigerator or on the kitchen shelves. Will make again especially when there is a potluck supper or the busy time around holiday when I like to bake. Found the little bit of leftover was even tastier. Easy to double for a crowd. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this recipe several times, altering the flavor a little by adding different ingredients to the peas: bacon bits & chopped lettuce, chopped asparagus & grated cheese. A friend loved the flavor that French green beans marinated in vinegar & sugar gave the salad. This is a wonderful, fast recipe! Thanks, Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can remember my Mother making this on Sunday afternoons for us. It's really great! Old Southern recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very good and easy to make. Even those people who don't usually eat peas will like it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i loved this salad. it was fast and easy. i added chopped lettuce. my daughter didn't like the onions in it but i did. next time i'll make a separate batch w/o onions for her! this is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an excellent recipe. My kids can't get enough of it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a great salad. My husband loved it and so did I. Very yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula, this is a scrumptuous dish and so easy! I've made it many times. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Effortless to put together. I had a little help from my 4 year old daughter which is always really nice when the little ones can get involved. Very refreshing and there were no leftovers here. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My mother-in-law made this salad for a father's day picnic. My kids who won't eat peas ate this. Everyone went for this salad instead of the potato and mac salads. Great recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published

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