Perfect for a picnic, or Easter or any time. This pea salad is made with yogurt instead of mayo which makes it lighter and fresher than the classic but no less flavorful.
This super simple side dish is a lightened up version of the classic pea salad. It is savory and delicious. It also makes a great lunch or light dinner if you want to make a meal out of it. Make some for a picnic, a potluck or Easter and it is sure to be gobbled right up!
I wanted to bring a light and fresh side dish to K.C.’s crab feast. I kept changing my mind about what I was going to make.
I needed something I could make in advance. Something I could make before work and not require much before we headed across the street to K.C.’s house.
We are so lucky to have my brothers live so close! So, I decided to make a pea salad. Jamie from Love Bakes Good Cakes posted a recipe on Facebook recently that got the idea in my head.
Hers looked great, but I wanted something a bit lighter, so this is what I came up with. It was pretty darn good if I do say so myself.
Sometimes simple sides like this really are the way to go. With spring upon us again, I couldn’t wait to make another batch of this spring pea salad.
Oddly enough, I made it for another dinner where K.C. was cooking the meat. He smoked a ton of delicious baby back ribs and I thought a simple and fresh side like this would be a perfect accompaniment.
I only made one batch because I knew he was going to make a ton of ribs and he was doing a smoked macaroni and cheese too. In hindsight I should have made two as the pea salad disappeared rather quickly.
This pea salad is a perfect side dish with anything on the grill. Just think of how good it would be with K.C.’s turkey bacon explosion. Though you don’t have to fire up the grill to enjoy a serving, I could also eat it by itself for lunch!
- 1 pound peas (fresh would be great, but these were defrosted frozen peas)
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 2 green onions
- 2 slices ham
- 2 oz cheese, cubed (I used half mozzarella and half colby jack)
- salt and pepper
- Make sure peas are fully defrosted and drain any liquid.
- Slice your green onions and dice your ham into relatively small pieces
- Mix all the ingredients together
- Adjust your salt and pepper to your liking and refrigerate until ready to serve
- That’s it! So easy and so good!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 109Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 286mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 10g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.