Pasta Pea Salad

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

When I was a kid, my mom used to make the most delicious salads. Among my favorites is pea salad. I absolutely LOVE her pea salad. As a kid, it was always cool and refreshing on a hot summer day. Pea salad was so very special. Mom didn't make it often; it was reserved for special occasions like barbeques. So this salad has a connection to most good memories from my childhood.
Now that I'm a mom myself, I like to make my mom's pea salad for my own children. They love it just as much as I do. Instead of making pea salad occasionally, I make it all the time. When I eat this pea salad now, it's like having a comforting hug. As I'm mixing the ingredients together, I can almost hear my mom telling me how she makes it. 
The other day I really wanted some pasta salad, but I didn't have all the veggies I like to add to my pasta salad. I have been having a pretty difficult time with life lately, so I really wanted something comforting. As I searched the pantry, I came across a can of peas and thought of my mom's delicious, comforting pea salad. I decided to combine her pea salad with some pasta to make pasta pea salad. I'm so glad that I did!

My pasta pea salad was devoured by myself and my girls. The girls ate every bite! To make this pasta pea salad, I combined together:

1/2 box of tri-color rotini pasta
1 can sweet peas
1/2 onion (diced really small)
3 hard-boiled eggs- diced
ranch dressing (however much you like)

While mixing it together, I added a little salt and pepper. I then covered it and chilled it in the refrigerator while I prepared the rest of our meal. This particular meal was a steak that marinated for 2 days, clam strips, and baked beans. If you're looking for a cool, refreshing side for your next barbeque, give this pasta pea salad a try. You won't regret it!


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