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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Winter Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews

Winter Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews is a fresh breath of air, for winter salads! This delicious salad calls for frozen peas, which is perfect, because good quality frozen peas are available year-round, but always a favorite in winter!


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 Winter 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 just 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. When that happens around here I know we need to climb out and eat more variety. A vegetable-based salad is one way to go. After this tasty Winter Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews, I encourage you to try this Moroccan Carrot Salad and the Avocado Caprese Salad. All three salads are winter favorites...

Since Winter Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews calls for basic ingredients, is quick and easy to make, keeps well until serving time, and (of course!) tastes wonderful, this salad is one your family will enjoy time and time again! And what a great way to stay out of that food rut!


Winter Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews

Some thoughts on this recipe:

If you prefer, 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!


Winter Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews.

Winter Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews
by the seat of my pants
Updated: 12.08.2021

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 Winter Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews has been included below. 

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Winter Pea Salad with Tomatoes and Cashews is a featured recipe at Miz Helen's Country Kitchen!
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Printable "copy and paste" version:

Winter Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews
by the seat of my pants
Update: 12.08.2021

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. 

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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. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. I agree with others. Sooooo pretty.

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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