Nana's Green Pea Salad

I don't think I can remember going to a church or community potluck dinner and not seeing a Green Pea Salad. Every family most likely has their own and some that I have had through the years have been really good. This recipe or one close to it has been in our family a very long time. This is the recipe that our family just loves, it has gone on the picnic, to the potluck, graduations, and even wedding rehearsal dinners. I am getting ready to serve it at a very special homecoming for one of our kids and I know they will love it!

Nana's Green Pea Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

A Beautiful Potluck Salad

Nana's Green Pea Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Building This Great Salad With Fresh Vegetables

Nana's Green Pea Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Nana's Green Pea Salad
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Serves 10 to 12
6 cups fresh or frozen peas
1 onion, chopped fine
1 green bell pepper, chopped fine
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup pimentos, chopped
4 eggs, hard boiled
3 cups, soft American Cheese, cubed in bite size
1-1/2 cups mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Dijon
3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic salt
3 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
Hard boil the eggs and let them cool completely.
Peel the eggs and chop 3 eggs, in a medium chop.
Slice the 4th egg for garnish.
If your peas are fresh, blanch them in boiling water for 3 minutes, then pour them into ice cold water and drain.
If your peas are frozen, thaw them in a colander and drain them well.
Pour the peas into a large mixing bowl.  Add the chopped onion, chopped bell pepper, pimentos, cubed cheese and the chopped eggs then mix well.
Mix together, the mayonnaise, Dijon, sweet pickle relish, salt, pepper, garlic salt, and chopped mint.  Mix until completely blended.
Pour the sauce mix over the pea mixture and mix well.
Garnish with the sliced eggs.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving and refrigerate after serving.
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Mix and Refrigerate

Nana's Green Pea Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

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Nana's Green Pea Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

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Nana's Green Pea Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Nana's Green Pea Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

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Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. I loooooooooove this salad :)
    We make a similar one, but yours is a bit different with the cheese.
    You made me hungry

  2. I love pea salad and yours looks great! I hope you had a lovely weekend, Miz Helen!

  3. I love pea salad, Miz Helen and to be it kind of signifies summer. Goes great with hamburgers or anything off the grill. I remember the first time I ate this. :)

  4. We love English Peas Salad and I have an olden recipe that was my aunt's...
    mine involves salted peanuts. :)
    Yours looks very good..

  5. Oh my Grandma Jo used to make a similar salad and I am so happy to have this recipe. We so appreciate you joining the Thoughts of Home on Thursday gathering. May you have a delightfully lovely weekend.

  6. Your Green Pea Salad sounds delicious, Miz Helen! I haven't had Green Pea Salad before - I haven't seen it in England but I can't wait to share your recipe with family and friends. It will definitely be on the menu at our next buffet. Thank you for sharing this tasty family recipe with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  7. Green pea salad looks delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

  8. Your presentation looks beautiful and the combination of vegetables sounds delicious. I always love a hard boiled sliced egg garnish. My CSA will be having peas this week- this salad will be on my list to make. Thank

  9. Miz Helen, it's different from my pea salad, but I'd love it too! I think one of my cousins puts cheese cubes in hers, but I never have. Peas are the best!

  10. I love this recipe! Your photos look amazing! =)

  11. I made this for Thanksgiving. I used gouda instead of American cheese and I added bacon -and it was delicious!! Great recipe! Thanks.

  12. I've made your salad and it's wonderful!! It's so - summer!! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Hope your week is amazing.


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