Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Pea Salad for the BloggerAid Cookbook

I hope to tempt you with this sexy glimpse of my Pea Salad recipe that will be sent for consideration in the BloggerAid Cookbook. BloggerAid is a growing group of bloggers united to try and raise funds and awareness of world hunger issues. One of the first fundraising projects we have planned is a cookbook featuring recipes from dedicated cooks from around the world.



My friend Lisa gave me a recipe for Pea Salad some years ago and I like to make it now and again because it is so easy and so delicious. It features frozen peas and cashews in a delicate, creamy dressing. I love this concoction because the frozen peas (petite pois are the best) just need to be thawed out and then mixed with the other ingredients, so it's a great dish to bring to a party any time of the year. I played around with Lisa's recipe and omitted the cashews because of the nut-phobes in my family, so the photo below shows a variation of this versatile and elegant dish.



Our volunteer group needs some other recipes for this forthcoming cookbook, which is scheduled for release next holiday season. If you have an original recipe and photo to share, please consider submitting it to BloggerAid by February 12, 2009. You do not need to be a blogger or even a member of BloggerAid (but of course we welcome other BloggerAid buddies!) so feel free to click on the BloggerAid badge at the righthand side of The Crispy Cook or send me a comment or email to find out how you can help.

To get the recipe for this awesome salad you will have to buy the BloggerAid cookbook, so until then......

7 comments:

Joan Nova said...

Sometimes simple is the best. I'm intrigued by the idea of cashews in it.

ARLENE said...

Larry adores peas (poor him, I don't eat them). I will look forward to your recipe and promise to make it for him. I finally remembered to buy rice chex so I could make him your yummy snack. Maybe tomorrow since I doubt I'll be going out. SNOW! Again!

Gluten free Kay said...

Hi Rachel,

My pea salad uses peas, red onion, hard boiled eggs, mayo, shredded cheese and BACON! (Bacon in nearly my last guilty pleasure food!)

I'm hoping for my first snow day tomorrow.

Ivy said...

Lovely picture Rachel and from the looks of it it looks healthy and I am sure delicious.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i love the colours that come off the screen - the photo gives off pastel blue-green-grey shades!

Ning said...

Yay! A healthy dish for the cookbook! I still have to submit mine :)

Cakelaw said...

A very elegant dish - I like it.