Easy and Delicious Pea Salad

I serve this often and it’s always a hit. Our grandkids loved it and no one was more surprised than I was.  It has 5 basic ingredients (plus salad dressing and lettuce leaves to serve it on) that together delight the taste buds. I hope you’ll try it soon.

It calls for petite frozen peas, but you can use regular size peas. Don’t even think about using canned peas, however. And don’t cook them, not even for a minute!

Ingredients:   1 (10-ounce) package petite frozen peas, thawed
1 cup diced celery or chopped water chestnuts
1/4 cup chopped green onion
3/4 cup chopped salted cashews or macadamia nuts
1/4 cup crumbled, crisply fried bacon
Ranch Dressing
6 lettuce leaves – iceberg, romaine or butter

Combine peas, celery and green onions. Add 1/2 cup dressing and chill. At serving time, add nuts, bacon and more dressing.  Serve on individual lettuce leaves.

Serves 6