Peanut & Pea Salad

This stuff is delicious, just to let you know.

As my mom would say, One of the gals brought this to bookclub last month. Everyone raved. Seconds were inevitable. Recipe request rippled around the table. It’s super easy, she told us.

She obliged.

Pea & Peanut Salad

1 pkg frozen peas (10 oz)
1 cup dry roasted, salted peanuts
1 cup chopped celery
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup prepared zesty Italian salad dressing

In a large bowl, combine the peas, peanuts, celery, bacon and onion. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and Italian dressing. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Chill until serving.  About 8 1/2-cup servings.

Note: If you can only find 12 oz bags of peas, then use all 12 oz.  You can make this salad 1 hour before you need to leave, or make ahead. Personal opinion is that it is best soon after making (because the peas are more solid), but you could make a day ahead and nobody would care because it tastes great. I doubled this for a BBQ we went to.

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