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Pea Salad With Pimentos and Cheese

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"This is a quick and easy - and tasty - recipe that was a standard at my extended family's special dinners. Great Aunt Betty almost always brought this as a dish to pass, and it was always gone by the end of dinner."
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12 h 20 m servings 266
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Mix peas, pimento peppers, Colby cheese, onion, mayonnaise, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl with a lid. Cover and refrigerate for at least 12 hours before serving for best flavor; stir again before serving.


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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 266 calories; 20.9 12.3 8.3 25 514 Full nutrition

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I made this recipe using thawed, frozen peas and the rest as directed. I did let it rest overnight before serving. It was ok, but need more zip for us. The mayonnaise covered the pimentos and...

When you make this according to the recipe, it has the consistency of potato salad--and the flavors blend easier with canned peas. My experience with thawed frozen peas as the main ingredient i...

Thanks for publishing this. My mom always made it too!

This dish, or different versions of it, is a staple in the south, and I've seen it made in any number of ways. It's just a matter of taste, but I prefer a crisper dish, by using frozen peas, ins...

I LOVE vegetables but peas are one of my least favorite. Nonetheless, I make them on occasion for other people. Thus was the case for a St. Patrick's Day party. I certainly didn't think I'd like...