Green Pea Salads recipe

Most green pea salads are of the English variety using boiled eggs and sweet pickles along with various vegetables and spices.

I will get to those later, but first I will show you one I learned from a Polish fellow while travelling on a boat down the coast of British Columbia one stormy night about ten years ago. In his honour I call it Polish Pea Salad.

It was such a simple tasty salad and easy to make(we were in 15 foot seas at the time) that it is something I make often. This makes about 2-3 servings so you may want to double up on the ingredients.

Polish Pea Salad

1-can peas
1-2 slices of chopped onion
1/2-clove chopped garlic
1-spoon of mayonnaise

Drain water from canned peas and put in a bowl.

Add chopped onion and garlic and gently stir.

Add mayonnaise, gently mix.

If you are not a garlic fan you would be better off leaving it out as it has a bit of a bite after mixing with the dressing.

You can add almost any vegatable to this, just cut them up thin and small.

Some chopped nuts or sunflower seeds will give it a tasty crunch.

You can also substitute any salad dressing for the mayonnaise, either a creamy one or an oil/vinegar type.

Here are some popular options to add or substitute:

peppers-any colour
yogurt, sour cream or cottage cheese for dressing
sweet pickle relish
chopped nuts or sunflower seeds