By Kelly Bogard

Happy Mother’s Day, ladies. Whether you are a future mother, mother, grandmother, great grandmother or any other lady out there taking on a role of nurturing and protecting, this is for you.

Mothers wear many hats, and one of my favorite ones is making sure I’m providing good meals for my family. And even though I will likely get the day off on Sunday, I want to make sure they have something yummy to serve at lunch with all the other amazing dishes.

For Pea Salad, you will need…PeaSalad
2 lbs. fresh English peas
1 lb. thick cut bacon
2 eggs, hard boiled
1 1/2 c. American cheese
1 c. mayonnaise
1 tsp. coarse black pepper
1/2 red onion

We love peas at our house. Their bright color and flavor really bring springtime to the table. For this recipe, I use fresh peas, because I like the crisp texture you don’t really get with a frozen or canned pea.

Start by chopping your bacon into chunks and fry them up in a large sauce pan.
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While the bacon is frying, heat water in a large pot until boiling. Once at a boil, add in the fresh peas and let them boil for a minute or so. You only want them to soften a bit. Then flash cool them by placing them in a strainer in a bowl of water and ice. They will be cool in about five minutes.
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With the bacon and peas cooling, dice up the eggs, cheese and onion. Set aside and mix together the peas, bacon, pepper and mayo in a large bowl.
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Stir in the onions and cheese into the pea mixture. Finally add in the eggs. You don’t want those things to break up too much while you are stirring. Chill until ready to serve.
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This is a great make ahead dish. And with all of the vibrant colors, it will bring a smile to any meal. It’s also a great opportunity for the kids to get in the kitchen and whip something up for dear old mom. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Chop the bacon into chunks.
  2. Fry the bacon pieces in a large sauce pan. Set aside to cook once crisp.
  3. Boil water in a large pot.
  4. Boil the peas for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.
  5. Flash cool the peas by placing them in a strainer in a bowl of water and ice. Set aside to cool completely.
  6. Dice the eggs, cheese and onion. Set aside.
  7. Mix together the peas, bacon, pepper and mayonnaise in a large bowl.
  8. Stir in the onions and cheese.
  9. Stir in eggs gently.
  10. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
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Kelly Bogard

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Kelly Bogard is the official Texas Table Top food editor, chef, food stylist/photographer and more. When she’s not busy cooking up a delicious recipe for Texas Table Top, she and her husband “D” are busy trying to keep up with their daughter “Butters” and enjoy anything outdoors

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