Friday, May 13, 2011

Pleasantly Surprised!

Have you ever wanted to try a new recipe that you just weren't quite sure of?  If so, then this is going to be the "must try" recipe of the summer for you.  Take my word for it, this little salad was a mouth pleasing surprise.  At first glance, the ingredient list is a little suspect but the flavor combination is out of this world.  I debuted this recipe at Easter this year and it won overwhelming reviews from everyone at the table, except for the pickiest of eaters!

Try it out and let me know what you think.......

Green Pea and Crisp Corn Salad

1lb frozen tender peas, thawed and drained
3/4 C. frozen kernel corn, thawed and drained
1/2 C. minced purple onion
1/2 C. diced red bell pepper
1 C. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 C. chopped cooked bacon
1/4 - 1/3 C. sour cream
1/4 - 1/3 C. mayonnaise
3/4 tsp. salt (or to taste)
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the peas, corn, onion, peppers, bacon, and cheese.
2. Stir in the sour cream and mayonnaise.  Start with the minimum amount and add more if you want it a bit creamier.  (I used the lesser amount of 1/4 C. of each and it was nice and creamy but not gooey)
3. Add salt and pepper and mix well.
4. Refrigerate uncovered for at least 2 hours before serving.

Happy Cooking!!

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