In the past, if I would have ever seen the words “peas” and “delicious” used together in a sentence, I would have immediately brushed off any credibility – regardless of the topic. I sound like such a pompous pea-hater, I know. It’s not that I completely hate them, it’s just that I’ve never had the desire to put an abundance of them in my mouth at one time. I can’t explain it. It’s just one of those things. But my gosh – if only I would have known all it takes is turning them into a snazzy salad with smokey bacon and parmesan cheese, I would have been a die-hard pea fan long ago.
This is one of the few times you’ll see me using a frozen ingredient, but peas are an exception if you cannot find fresh (or in this case was a little too lazy when I had a craving for my snazzy pea salad – like now!).
- 4 cups frozen peas, thawed
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan
- 8 strips of applewood smoked bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 2 shallots, minced fine
- 2 1/2 tbsp sour cream
- 2 tbsp mayo
- 1 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
- salt and pepper
Combine all ingredients in medium bowl and serve.