Wartime Iowa Pea Salad

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This is a perfect salad for Thanksgiving! Iowa Pea Salad was a favorite during the wartime when food was being rationed. It is an inexpensive yet delicious way to use pasta, bacon, green onions, cheese and peas. Any type of sweet baby peas can be used in this recipe (canned, fresh or thawed frozen) but chances are, during the war, they used their own home canned or fresh peas.

Source: Grandma’s Wartime Kitchen by Joanne Lamb Hayes

 

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Ingredients

 

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In a large bowl add all of the ingredients.

You can’t see it but the pasta is on the bottom.

 

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Gently toss trying not to squish the peas but

completely mixing the mayonnaise

into all of the ingredients.

 

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Cover and refrigerate for at

least two hours then serve.

 

Wartime Iowa Pea Salad

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Ingredients

  • 3 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onion
  • 2 cups peas (fresh, canned or thawed frozen)
  • 1 cup macaroni, cooked
  • 1 cup mayonanaise
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. In a large bowl add all of the ingredients.
  2. Gently toss trying not to squish the peas but completely mixing the mayonaisse into all of the ingredients.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours then serve.

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28 Comments »

  1. Ooooh yum! This reminds me a bit of a pea salad family recipe we have. But this looks delicious!! The ingredients sound like they’d blend really well together. Another one on my must try list from you Diane πŸ™‚

    Sending you lots of love and hopes that your upcoming Thanksgiving is incredibly special! β™₯

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