Four Ingredient Easy Pea Salad is the ideal side dish during the spring and summer months.
Just four ingredients, five minutes and you’ve got a colorful and flavorful fresh side dish.
You’ve got to agree there’s something to be said about pretty on the plate. This Easy Pea Salad is pretty on the plate.
Peas, vine ripened tomatoes and diced red onion combine with zesty Italian dressing for the easiest side dish ever.
I remember enjoying a similar salad some years ago at Falls Cottage, a charming restaurant in Greenville, SC nestled in the hillside overlooking the beautiful Falls Park on the historic West End. (Not far from the Brick Street Cafe of the famed Brick Street Chocolate Cake.) The West End of Greenville has been revitalized in the last decade, and Falls Park is the oasis where people work, play and celebrate life in the city. The Liberty Bridge is an architectural wonder, an amazing suspension bridge that spans the the Reedy River Falls in the park, and easily viewed from the patio at Falls Cottage.
Today Falls Cottage is Mary’s Restaurant at Fall’s Cottage. And I hope they still serve this simple and delicious Easy Pea Salad alongside their signature sandwiches and entrees.
Take a bag of frozen organic sweet peas. Place them in a colander and run under cold water for a few minutes ’til thawed.
Drain and place in a serving bowl with chopped fresh tomatoes, diced red onion and zesty Italian dressing. Toss to coat and serve immediately!
Four Ingredient Easy Pea Salad
- 12 ounce package organic frozen peas
- 1 large ripe tomato chopped
- 1/4 large red onion diced
- 3-4 tablespoons Italian vinaigrette
- Place frozen peas in colander and run cold water over them for about five minutes until thawed.
- Place in serving bowl along with chopped tomato, diced onion and Italian vinaigrette.
- Gently combine.
- Serve cold and refrigerate leftovers
Four Ingredient Easy Pea Salad
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Mon fils adore les petits pois et sans doute il aimerais beaucoup cette excellente salade ! xo
How lovely – this salad really does look pretty! There is something so refreshing about peas, isn’t there? We’ll have to make this salad around here, I know my son would love this one! Xoxo
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
Pea salad with only 4 ingredients? I am in, Allie. This salad not only looks so pretty and vibrant but also looks very delicious and full of good healht. Can’t wait to try this easy pea salad!
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This looks like a perfect salad for 4th of July or any picnic! I will need to try it for family gatherings.
Dear Allie, your salad is so beautiful! I would love this every night during the warmer season. xo, Catherine
This looks so delicious and fresh!
Julie @ willowbirdbaking.com says
This looks like spring on a plate!
Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes says
This is such a beautiful and fresh looking side salad! Love the inspiration behind it too. I love being inspired by meals I have when eating out or traveling. It’s what fuels my creativity!
Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen says
Love how simple and gorgeously colorful this dish is. YUM!
Susie Mandel says
Oh my, this looks and sounds delicious! I’m also enjoying your beautiful photos. I loved Falls Cottage! So glad it’s still around, and, yes, downtown Greenville is absolutely charming.
Shashi @ RunninSrilankan says
Allie – those peas are making me drool – why? What’s wrong with me??? I think I have a major case of spring-fever and all salads are my jam right now – those they aren’t jam – but you get it!? 🙂
BTW – just out of curiosity, I googled how far Brick Street Cafe was from me and you know what?! It’s only an hour and 30 minute drive from my home – ooh that got me excited – I don’t trust myself to make and be alone with that Brick Street Chocolate Cake you posted, but I could go for a slice! This is gonna have to be a day trip for my daughter and I one day sooon!
Happy Tuesday sweet friend!
Oh that sounds like a fun trip girl!!!! You know, they have a very famous sweet potato cake that is to die for also, you should get one kind and she should get the other. But now I’m thinking gluten….. hmmmmmm….tell you what. I’ll have to meet you there. You girls eat the frosting, and I’ll eat the cakes. Teamwork can solve any problem, except you might still be hungry afterwards. LOL!!! Have a fabulous day, literally snowing like a blizzard here in VT where we’re staying at my aunt’s lake house this week for “spring” vacation. We did not bring our sleds or toboggans or skates. But we should have. P.S. You should also check out the Mast General store downtown Greenville on Main Street…love that store!
Aunt Pinkie says
Looks wonderful and colorful!
this does look so pretty and like a refreshing salad! I can’t wait to try it!!
Cindi B says
Oh my, that is beautiful. What a quick and easy lunch salad that would be!. Thank you for such great ideas. Hugs!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
Pretty on a plate indeed, Allie!! I love simple, fresh and beautiful salads like this one! Pea perfection going on here, my dear! I could most definitely just eat this as a meal! So YUM! Cheers, sweetie! xoxo
Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life says
This looks so good! I know you used organic frozen, but I love eating fresh peas out of the pod…I might have to wait till the growing season starts. One pod for me, one pod for salad…lol. Pinning…I definitely want to try this!
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says
This is pretty on the plate….and yummy in the tummy! I love fresh spring peas. This looks like a perfect way to eat them!
I made this salad and absolutely love it! I used a yogurt based ranch dressing instead of the Italian dressing. So good and definitely a taste of spring. On a side note I am making the Brick Street Cake today for my husbands birthday this weekend- will let you know how it turns out!
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Hey Deb, thanks for the kind words. So glad you tried this and I’ll definitely have to try it with the ranch dressing too. Sounds so delicious. Wishing your husband a very happy birthday and I hope he loves his chocolate cake! Many thanks for dropping by.
Megan - The Emotional Baker says
What a great easy dish! Peas and red onion sound like a great combo 🙂
Rony Jahid says
Honey Child I do declare that this black-eyed pea salad is a true southern delicacy. The real Karen this recipe looks great for these hot summer days and would be perfect for a picnic or a barbecue. Nice job on your very fresh looking back at peace salad!
I used 6 ounces of peas and 6 ounces of snow peas that I cooked briefly in the microwave. Otherwise I followed the recipe. This is a nice and easy little salad that went well with our leftover lasagna when we didn’t have any of our regular salad ingredients in the house.
Oh nice – thanks for the tips Giselle – glad you enjoyed!
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This dish looks simply incredibly beautiful and appetizing thanks to the different colors of vegetables that were used for cooking.