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A blue bowl full of smoky pea salad on a white board
Make Ahead Smoky Pea Salad With Greek Yogurt
Prep Time
10 mins
Chilling time
12 hrs
Total Time
10 mins

A delicious make-ahead veggie side dish that uses frozen peas, this Smoky Pea Salad couldn't be any easier! Packed full of veggies and flavor, this salad is also Whole30 compliant, Paleo, and gluten-free. 

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cold pea salad, make ahead BBQ side
Servings: 10
Calories: 138 kcal
  1. In a food processor, pulse the almonds until the pieces are small.  Pro tip:  make sure you chop the almonds in the food processor before the water chestnuts. It prevents the liquid from the water chestnuts causing almond "clumpage".  Empty the almonds into a mixing bowl.

  2. In the food processor, pulse the water chestnuts until the pieces are small and uniform. Empty them into the mixing bowl with the almonds.

  3. Slice the green onions, and add them to the mixing bowl.

  4. Add the peas and cumin to the bowl.

  5. Add Greek yogurt bit by bit until you're satisfied there is enough in there.  

  6. Mix thoroughly, cover, and refrigerate for at least 12 hours.

Recipe Notes

If you are unable to find smoked almonds: heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 1/2 tspĀ olive oil, 1/2 tsp sea salt, 1 tspĀ smoked paprika, and 1 cup of almonds. Stir and toast for 8-10 minutes. Allow to fully cool before pulsing.

Nutrition Facts
Make Ahead Smoky Pea Salad With Greek Yogurt
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 265mg8%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 385IU8%
Vitamin C 19.1mg23%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.