A cool and creamy side dish – perfect for a quick summer supper or cookout! Tender sweet peas wrapped in a luscious mayonnaise dressing, topped with cheese and bacon. This recipe is low carb, gluten free and a Trim Healthy Mama S Fuel.
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This recipe is super simple, and requires no special ingredients! My husband absolutely loves this salad – he would be perfectly content to have it at least once a week! Perhaps I should strike a bargain with him – if he grills for supper, I will make him this creamy pea salad. (And BAM, I don’t have to heat up my kitchen by turning on the stove!) That would be a win-win situation!
You could shred the cheese if you wanted, but I really like the texture of the small cubes of cheese. I used part mayo and part Greek yogurt to balance out the calorie count a bit, while still keeping the creamy texture that I love! I did not add chopped boiled egg to mine, (I’m not a huge boiled egg fan!) but feel free to add a couple of diced hard boiled eggs if that is what you like. That will also help bump up the protein count in your salad!
So, what do you need for this easy side dish?
5 Cups Frozen Peas
1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
1/4 Cup 0% Plain Greek Yogurt (I used 0%, but you could use full fat)
1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Salt
1 “doonk” stevia (a “doonk” is 1/32 of a teaspoon)
1/4 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
1 Tablespoon Yellow Mustard
4 Ounces Mild or Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Cubed
1/4 Cup Real Bacon Pieces
1/4 Cup Chopped Onion
2 Boiled Eggs, Chopped (Optional, I did not use them)
The instructions are so simple – Mix everything together and place in the fridge! If you are making this a day ahead of time, you do not even have to thaw the peas. They will thaw in the fridge overnight. However, if you are making it for supper in a couple hours, you may want to thaw them first. I ended up having to spread my pea salad on a baking sheet so the peas would thaw in time for supper. Ha! Fail!
When following the Trim Healthy Mama Plan, peas are considered a non-starchy vegetable. However, they are higher in carbs than many other vegetables, so it is wise to watch your portions. One serving of this salad has 8 net carbs, so it would be best to stick with one serving.
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