Thursday, August 4, 2011

Pea and Peanut Salad with Bacon and Beans

I don't make a lot of peas. The husband doesn't like peas so I just avoid them.  I couldn't resist this though when I saw the recipe.

Hubs works some evenings so I just waited until then. I don't think he even knew it existed in the house.   

I, of course, added a can of beans, to up the protein.  Oh and the bacon was oh so good in this. Bacon truly does make everything better. 

I ate this the first day on a corn tortilla as a wrap.  Then the leftovers I ate with a bit of lettuce, just as a salad.  Both were awesome and I'll make it again. When the husband works of course.  :-) 

Pea and Peanut Salad
Adapted from Taste of Home

1 pkg. (10 oz) frozen peas
3/4 cup dry roasted peanuts
1 cup chopped celery
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup mayo, light
1/4 cup prepared zesty italian salad dressing
1 can white beans, drained and rinsed

Total calories = 1980 calories
11 - 1/2 cup servings
180 calories per 1/2 cup
1/2 cup with 100 calorie tortilla = 280 calorie wrap

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  1. This sounds delicious and bacon always gives a fantastic taste. Diane

  2. Looks so delicious. Cannot wait to give it a try. Come over and visit us. We have a wonderful Southern favorite today!

  3. I love peas and this combination sings with flavor.

  4. When my husband used to travel, my daughter and I always had breakfast for dinner, one thing my husband hates!

    Glad you got your pea fix!

  5. This looks really, really, delicious. I've never mixed this combination.. it will be a must!

  6. I love peanut and peanut flavors. This looks so yummy! My husband probably wouldn't like it I'd just have to eat it all myself. :)

  7. I've actually come to really love the sweetness of peas! What a great wrap.

  8. Hi Debbi,
    I just love all those great flavors of bacon, peanuts and peas. I am a pea lover so this looks great to me! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon! Hope you are having a great week end.
    Miz Helen