January 6, 2011

Pea and Egg Salad

Crunchy fresh tasting goodness from your garden in January? Yes!

If you've been with me for a while, you might remember that I once shamelessly urged you to freeze peas.

Peas are one of the first things you can grow in your garden. They thrive in chilly spring weather. And they are so beautiful. If you don't grow peas to eat, at least try growing them for their pretty little flowers and their fancy swirly curly tendrils. They are gorgeous!

In fact, if I remember correctly, I think that peas won the "Miss Vegetable America" pageant last year. As usual, I didn't watch. So I don't know what they did for the talent portion... but they should have made this salad. Because not too many vegetables can do this...


2 cups frozen peas, thawed
6 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1 cup shredded cheese of your choice
1 tablespoon finely minced onion
1/4 cup mayonnaise (you might want to make your own)
salt and pepper, to taste

Mix everything together and serve!


Ms Russell said...

Sounds yummy! I'm currently snowed in and happen to have all these ingredients on hand. You can guess what I'm making at lunch tomorrow.

homegrown countrygirl said...

Ms Russell! Hope you enjoy it! And I'm so flattered that you are "following" me... Thank You!!!

sheila @ Elements said...

That looks really good! I make make my egg salad with fresh spinach, but I'm sure it would be great with peas too.

Fresh peas from the garden are my absolute favorite!

When I was growing up we rarely had extra peas to freeze. We'd nibble on them as we were shelling them, and they never lasted long around our house. :)

homegrown countrygirl said...

Sheila,I eat raw peas as I'm shelling them, too!