Monday, July 25, 2011

Original Ranch Crunchy Pea Salad

The Menu:
Original Ranch Crunchy Pea Salad

The Original Recipe:
My 9 yr. old son convinced me to make this. He read the back of the Ranch bottle, and said that he like all the ingredients it required. So, I obliged. I am glad I did. This is delicious! I think I have finally found my "go-to" dish for potlucks or any type of family gathering. This is great, and I would love to share it with everyone! I copied this recipe right from the back of the bottle. I did search online for it, but it was different than the one on the bottle, so this come straight from the back label or Hidden Valley Ranch (Light).

Crunchy Pea Salad


1 package (10 ounces) frozen petite peas or 2 cups fresh peas

1 cup diced celery

1 cup chopped cauliflower

1 cup coarsely chopped cashews

1/4 cup diced green onions

1/4 cup crisp-cooked bacon; crumbled

2 tbls. red bell pepper, chopped

¾ cup Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dressing

¼ cup sour cream

1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard


Rinse peas in hot water (or steam, if fresh); drain. Combine peas, celery, cauliflower, cashews, onions, bacon and red bell pepper in a large bowl. Whisk together dressing, sour cream and mustard in a small bowl; pour over salad mixture. Toss gently. Chill. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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