One of the side dishes my family looks forward to most during family gatherings is "Mom's Famous Pea Salad." I simply took a traditional (albeit, somewhat boring) dish and added my own southern pizzazz in order to take it from ho-hum to "don't show up without the pea salad."
VERY gently fold together:
One 8.5 oz can of peas (fully drained)
½ cup of finely sliced celery
½ cup of finely chopped sweet pickles
½ cup of sliced green olives
1 cup of diced ham
¼ cup of finely chopped red onion (optional)
Thoroughly Chill Ingredients.
Right before serving, fold in:
½ cup cheddar cheese (cut into pea size bites)
Mayonnaise to taste
Side dish serves: 6-8 people
Pleasant words are like a honeycomb,
Sweetness to the soul
and health to the bones.