They grow great peas in Iowa, making this a very tasty dish. The buttery flavor of the peas pairs perfectly with the smoky richness of the almonds. The dressing, made with curry goes beautifully with all the ingredients for a spectacular salad.

Iowa Pea Salad

Iowa Pea Salad
Recipe type: Salads
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
  • 16-ounces fresh petite peas (preferably from Iowa)
  • 6 ounces smokehouse almonds, rinsed to take off the excess salt, chopped (preferably by hand)
  • 1/2 Cup chopped green onions
  • 8 ounces chopped water chestnuts
  • 2/3 Cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons yellow curry powder
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  1. Combine the peas, green onions, almonds, and water chestnuts. Mix together the mayonnaise and curry powder in a separate bowl.
  2. Gently fold the mayonnaise mixture into peas. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
You make this salad the morning of, but add the almonds when you serve it. The salad is still good the next day but it's best if it's made the day you serve. Wonderful served with sliced tomato and avocado and chicken for lunch.

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