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Can you say Peas, Please!!!

Lord Honey, Peas seem to get a bad wrap--but let me tell ya, there ain't nothin' better than a dish of fresh Spring peas. If anyone needs convincin' how great peas really are, serve them my "Just Chillin' Spring Pea Salad" It's the perfect pea dish--and will make a convert of anyone who thinks peas are just for cafeterias.

Just Chillin' Spring Pea Salad

Jason Smith, FNS

Serves 6-8


1-medium pack of froze peas, or 5-cups fresh shelled peas

1-carrot, grated

½-white or purple onion, minced

1-cup white cheddar cheese, small cubed

¼-cup dried cranberries, optional

½-cup mayo

½-tsp garlic powder

2-tsp dried dill

2-tsp honey

1-tsp lemon zest

Salt and pepper to taste


· If using froze peas place in strainer and run cool water over until thawed.

· Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until combined.

· Place in an airtight container and let stand in fridge over night or at least 3 hours before serving.

Tip: You can use any type of cheese you wish in this recipe.


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