Pickles seem to work wonders for this simple salad. Sweet pickles are mixed in with the peas and other salad ingredients, and pickle juice is mixed into the dressing.
INGREDIENTS (for 5 servings):
- 1 (16 ounce) package frozen green peas
- 1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained and cut into strip
- 6 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
- 1/2 onion, minced
- 2 medium sweet pickles, finely chopped
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/8 cup lemon juice
In a colander, rinse frozen peas in cold water until thawed. Drain, and transfer to a large salad bowl.
Add water chestnuts, tomatoes, onion, and sweet pickles; mix well.
In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise and a little pickle or lemon juice. Do not make the mixture to soupy. Pour over vegetables, and gently stir to coat.