Memaw's Pea Salad

Hurray! It's my 100th post! I just had to shout that out into the blogosphere. I am so honored that you are here reading my blog and leaving me such sweet, encouraging notes day after day.  Thank you!
I have no real smooth way of transitioning here, so, I'll just get right to my recipe for my Memaw's Pea Salad. My family has been making some version of this salad for as long as I can remember. My mother learned to make it from my dad's mom. I can remember watching Memaw make this in her tiny kitchen in West Texas. It's one of those recipes I've made so much over the years that I don't really measure. But for you...I did a little calculating and figured out the general amounts.
Here's what you need: can of peas, pickles, onion, mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper, and shredded cheese.

Memaw's Pea Salad

1 can of peas, drained
1/4 cup shredded cheese
1-2 Tbsp. minced onions
2 Tbsp. minced dill pickle
2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1 tsp. mustard
splash of pickle juice
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Mix together the mayonnaise, mustard, pickles, a little splash of pickle juice, onions, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Next, add the can of drained peas and shredded cheese. Carefully fold the peas and cheese into the dressing mixture. Chill for at least 30 minutes and stir once again before serving. (amounts can be altered to suit your tastes)

This salad was the perfect side dish for my homemade Sloppy Joes. The creamy saltiness balanced out the sweetness of the beef sandwiches. Whenever I make this pea salad it reminds me of my Memaw. She was such a great cook and a fierce Canasta player ;-) I just love it when food can transport me to a simpler time, when people still sat and visited after meals~before the table was cleared for Canasta, that is. Do you have any recipes that do that to you, take you back in time?

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  1. yummy good....I'm planning on making it real soon!

  2. Congratulations on your 100th post, Nici! I love a good pea salad ... it's such a nice change from the regular potato salad, macaroni salad or coleslaw.

  3. Congratulations on your 100th post:)

  4. This is really different! I plan to make this Sunday, cheddar cheese? Congrats on your milestone:@)

  5. Yum! My great grandma made a wonderful pea salad...her recipe was basically the same as yours but I don't think she used mustard. Have you ever tried it with Swiss or Mozzarella cheese? We had to use that in a pinch at Christmas last year and it was really tasty!

  6. My mother in-law is a southern girl. I bet she would love this salad! I'm gonna have to make it for her on the next visit.

  7. Hmmm... gonna make this soon with my sloppy joes. I'm always needs something to fix with it. Thank you for sharing.

    ~ Lisa ~

  8. Hi Nici,
    Oh how I love a Pea Salad, it is one of my favorites that your recipe looks awesome! Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. I LOVE pea salad. You know, I've not had it in forever and this post makes me want it now!

    New follower!

  10. I made this for dinner on Sunday, we all loved it! Thanks for sharing:@)

  11. Hi Nici,
    Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link Party every week. I really appreciate your support. This weeks party is live.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above


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