Delightful Chilled Pea Salad, made with smoked almonds, water chestnuts and a hint of curry. Long warm summer days are perfect for chilled pea salad!
This recipe uses frozen peas, which you don’t even have to defrost, green onions, water chestnuts, and smoked almonds. The peas do thaw a bit, but they’re wonderful crunchy and cold too.
I first encountered this delightful salad at a friend’s potluck. It was one of the dishes that everyone went back for for seconds.
I’m not sure of the original source of the recipe, but since the recipes calls for Smokehouse Almonds, perhaps the almond company? It could easily be made with tamari almonds as well. You just want salty, crunchy, roasted almonds for this salad.
Do you have a favorite pea salad? Please let us know about it in the comments.
Cold Pea Salad Recipe
You can make this salad ahead of time on the day you want to serve it, but add the almonds at the last minute. The salad is still good the next day but it’s best served on the day you make it.
You can substitute tamari almonds for the smokehouse almonds, in which case, you do not need to rinse them.
Wonderful served with sliced tomato and avocado and chicken for lunch.