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This peas and peanuts salad is a refreshing salad that makes for a great snack or side dish!



  • 2 cups green peas, shelled or 2 cups frozen peas, thawed

  • 1 cup lightly or unsalted roasted peanuts

  • 1 cup chopped celery

  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion

  • 3 tablespoons crumbled, crisp bacon

  • 1/2 cup reduced fat mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. For fresh peas, blanch shelled peas 1-1/2 minutes. Drain and chill in ice water for 2 minutes. Drain well. Pat dry.
  2. In large bowl, combine peas, peanuts, celery, onion, and bacon.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients well in small bowl. Pour over peas/peanut mixture and stir gently to combine. Chill until serving.

Serves 8. 


Nutrition Facts (with unsalted peanuts)  
Servings Per Recipe: 8  
Amounts Per Serving  
Calories: 189  
  % Daily Value
Total Fat: 13 g 21%
Saturated Fat: 2 g 11%
Cholesterol: 8 mg 3%
Sodium: 171 mg 7%
Carbohydrate: 12 g 4%
Dietary Fiber: 4 g 14%
Protein: 7 g 14%
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 16%
Folacin 13%
Calcium 3%
Iron 6%
Potassium  7% 

*The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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