Pam's PPPC Salad

Pam Ellingson

By
@wmnofoz

We used to have this salad quite often, as my parents liked it a lot. Just simple petite peas, pickle relish, pimentos, and cheese. I also gave a couple of variations you can try if you like.
Truly a comfort food that is a blast from the past. :)


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Serves:

4 to 6

Prep:

20 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

1 can(s)
leseur petite peas, drained

IF DESIRED, YOU MAY USE FROZEN PEAS WHICH HAVE BEEN RINSED WITH WARM WATER TO DEFROST.

2 to 3 Tbsp
sweet pickle relish, drained
1 small jar(s)
pimentos, drained and chopped
4 to 6 oz
cheddar cheese, cut in small cubes (medium or sharp)
2 to 3 Tbsp
finely chopped onion (optional)

AS AN OPTION, LEAVE OUT THE CHEESE AND REPLACE IT WITH DRY ROASTED PEANUTS. MAKING IT PPPP SALAD.

1/4 to 1/3 c
mayonnaise or miracle whip
1 or 2 tsp
vinegar
1 or 2 tsp
sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a medium bowl, mix mayo (or Miracle Whip), vinegar and sugar. Set aside.
Drain and chop pimentos, drain sweet relish and cut cheese into small dice slightly larger than the peas. Place those ingredients in the bowl, add the canned drained (Or frozen defrosted) peas (And add optional chopped onion if desired), mix well but gently to avoid mashing the peas. Taste and add salt and pepper to your liking. Refrigerate until serving.
2
Note: If you are using the peanuts instead of the cheese, omit the cheese cubes and add 1/3 to 1/2 c. dry roasted peanuts and mix as before. I would not make this version much ahead of time or the peanuts will get soggy. Another option is to make the salad minus the peanuts and stir them in just before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy