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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Easy and Delicious Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews

Easy and Delicious Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews is a fresh breath of air, for salads any time of the year! This delicious salad calls for frozen peas, which is perfect, because good quality frozen peas are available year-round.




Truth be told frozen foods are a good source of nutrition!

It turns out that foods frozen at their peak are much more nutritious than those in cold storage, so don't pass up quality frozen fruits and vegetables thinking that there is a loss of nutrition when served to the family. Around here, eating more vegetables is always our goal, and salads play a big part in achieving that goal. And while we love a tossed green salad, many of our favorites are not lettuce-based. And this Easy and Delicious Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews is one of our favorites!


I have found that it is so easy to get into a food rut, and while I try to not let that happen, during busy times it simply does! I think it can happen to us all and our meals start to look like the following: a main dish, a potato or noodle side dish, and a cooked vegetable on repeat!

When that happens around here, I know we need to climb out of the food rut and eat more variety. 

A vegetable based salad is one way to go. And we have several favorites, after you have enjoyed Easy and Delicious Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews, I encourage you to also try this Moroccan Carrot Salad and the Avocado Caprese Salad. All three salads are favorites at our house...because they call for easy to obtain produce, that is available the year round.  

With Easy and Delicious Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews calling for basic ingredients, is quick and easy to make, it keeps very well until serving time, and (of course!) tastes wonderful. This salad is one your family will enjoy time and time again! And delicious food is one way to stay out of that food rut we talked about...


Winter Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews

Some thoughts on this recipe:

If you prefer, when making this ahead, for more crunch, you may scatter the cashews over the salad right before serving. 

I like serving this from a platter, but feel free to use a serving bowl. 

You can easily turn this into a main dish salad by upping the amount of ham used.


Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • frozen peas
  • onion or our favorite Quick Pickled Onions
  • celery
  • parsley
  • diced ham
  • diced cheddar cheese
  • mayonnaise
  • sour cream
  • garlic salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • Angostura Bitters
  • hard-cooked eggs
  • Roma tomatoes
  • cashews
You will also need the following:
  • measuring spoons
  • kitchen knife
  • cutting board
  • measuring cups
  • large mixing bowl
  • silicone spatula 
  • whisk
  • small mixing bowl
  • serving platter
Now you are ready to begin!


Easy and Delicious Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews.

Easy and Delicious Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews
by the seat of my pants
UPDATED: 05.18.2024

2 c frozen peas - thawed and drained (10oz pkg.)
1/2 c diced celery (use the tender inner ribs if possible)
1/2 diced ham
1/2 c diced cheddar cheese
1/4 c diced red onion or our favorite pickled red onion

1/4 c sour cream
1/4 c mayonnaise
1/8 t garlic salt
fresh ground pepper
heavy dash of Angostura Bitters

2 Roma tomatoes - quartered lengthwise
2 hard-cooked eggs - diced
1/3 c coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
large handful of salted cashews

Prepare the vegetables as needed. 

In a large bowl, combine the thawed and drained peas, celery, ham, cheddar cheese, and onion pieces. Toss gently and set aside.

In a small bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic salt, pepper, and bitters. Whisk together until smooth. Pour over the pea salad mixture, gently fold the dressing into the vegetables.

Arrange on a serving platter, add tomato pieces, diced egg, parsley, and cashews. Cover and chill until serving time.

Storage options for Winter Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to three days. Do not freeze this dish for a longer storage time. Note: even in the refrigerator the cashews will soften in texture. 

UPDATE:  For your convenience, a "copy and paste" version of Easy and Delicious Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews has been included below. 

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Printable "copy and paste" version:

Easy and Delicious Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews
by the seat of my pants
UPDATED: 05.18.2024

2 c frozen peas - thawed and drained (10oz pkg.)
1/2 c diced celery (use the tender inner ribs if possible)
1/2 diced ham
1/2 c diced cheddar cheese
1/4 c diced red onion or our favorite pickled red onion

1/4 c sour cream
1/4 c mayonnaise
1/8 t garlic salt
fresh ground pepper
heavy dash of Angostura Bitters

2 Roma tomatoes - quartered lengthwise
2 hard-cooked eggs - diced
1/3 c coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
large handful of salted cashews

Prepare the vegetables as needed. 

In a large bowl, combine the thawed and drained peas, celery, ham, cheddar cheese, and onion pieces. Toss gently and set aside.

In a small bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic salt, pepper, and bitters. Whisk together until smooth. Pour over the pea salad mixture, gently fold the dressing into the vegetables.

Arrange on a serving platter, add tomato pieces, diced egg, parsley, and cashews. Cover and chill until serving time.

Storage options for Easy and Delicious Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to three days. Do not freeze this dish for a longer storage time. Note: even in the refrigerator the cashews will soften in texture. 

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  1. This looks amazing. I pinned. The only thing I would leave out is the nuts, due to an allergy.

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    1. Thank you! By all means, customize for your own tastes! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

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  2. That winter salad looks delicious!

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    1. Thanks so much! And everything is readily available, making eating healthy fairly simple. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it!

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  3. Lovely combination of flavors in your colorful salad.

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    1. Thanks so much! I hope you give it a try, adjusting for personal food tastes and options. Have a wonderful week ahead.

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  4. A very colorful and delicious looking salad. A perfect meal in itself.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy this salad as much as we do! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it! Have a great week ahead.

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  5. I like both the pea salad and your list. Pretty close to mine. I love your recipes - so simple and healthy. Thanks for sharing at the What's for dinner party. Hope the rest of your week is joyful!

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    1. Thank you! And you are welcome, I truly enjoy visiting your blog!

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  6. You've shared some wonderful advice in this post, Melynda and your salad looks delicious! It's very nutrient dense as well. I'm a huge fan of frozen fruit and vegetables, and I love how you have used them here. Thank you for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party Community. I’m featuring this post at the party this week. Take care, and I wish you a wonderful week!

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    1. Thanks for the feature, April! I appreciate your hosting over at Heart and Soul! Have a wonderful week ahead.

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  7. Congratulations! Your awesome post is featured on Full Plate Thursday, 520 this week. Thanks so much for sharing it with us and you have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you Miz Helen! I appreciate your hosting Full Plate Thursday!

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  8. This is a regular at our home. Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 63. Pinned and/or shared!

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  9. I agree with others. Sooooo pretty.

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  10. Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party - I'm featuring you this week!

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  11. Winter time means salads for dinner at our home. This one is on my list to try!
    Thanks for sharing at the FWF party :)

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  12. We sure enjoyed featuring your awesome post this week and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday,567. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you Miz Helen, Thanks so for hosting and dropping by, I sure appreciate it. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and all of yours!

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  13. Your salad looks amazing! Dropping by from SSPS.

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    1. Amy, thanks! And thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

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  14. Pinned this one too. I'd like to make this sometime soon. Ps: Thank you for hosting.
    Visiting from SSPT #92&93.

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  15. Great looking and awesome salad with lots and lots of my favorites. Thank you for sharing your links with us at #286 SSPS Linky.

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  16. This salad sounds so lovely. Would make for a great weekend lunch for sure. I think the hubs would really like it.

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  17. I want to try this! It sounds delicious! I love all those ingredients. :) And, yes, I'm glad you pointed out that frozen food is equally nutritious! Thanks for sharing this post with us at the Will Blog for Comments #38 linkup. Hope to see you next week at #39, too!

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  18. We are currently working out of a food rut - so easy to get there. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend!

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  19. This does sound and looking awesome. will pin to make

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