Healthy, Easy and quick – a delicious salad of peas & carrots with a little cheese and turkey bacon is perfect for a BBQ or potluck
Pin Peas & Carrots Salad here.
Healthy Peas & Carrots Salad was not even on my radar. I had bought the peas and carrots to make something else, a pasta salad. (You will get that recipe in June) I had some leftover and did not want to waste it. If I tried serving my husband peas for dinner, I would have a mutiny on my hands. Luckily as I always seem to remember food I’ve eaten, I remembered a Danish sandwich I had over 30 years ago. Yes, I still remember what I ate over 30 years ago. I loved the little Danish sandwiches. They were open-faced and this one had delicious ham topped with a peas and carrot salad. I adored this little sandwich. The lightbulb in my head went on and I thought I could make the topping of that sandwich into a salad. That is the story of the Healthy Peas and Carrots Salad.
Oh yes, I did recreate that delicious sandwich after making this salad. For days I enjoyed a delicious slice of pumpernickel bread layered with Black Forest Ham and lovingly topped with a scoop of Peas and Carrots Salad. Oh my gosh! Just like I remembered. This salad is absolutely, positively good on its own. It makes a perfect accompaniment to barbecued chicken or fish. Plus it is unbelievably quick and easy to make. Bring it to your next cookout and let me know if you like it. Try a little on a sandwich too! I beat you will fall in love.
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Healthy Peas & Carrots Salad
- 12 oz . frozen peas and carrots , defrosted
- 3 slices turkey bacon , finely crumbled
- 3/4 cup minced red onion
- 1/4 cup shredded 2% cheddar cheese
- 3 tbsp . low-fat olive oil mayonnaise
- 3 tbsp . 2% fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp . champagne vinegar
- 1 tsp . sweetener
- 1/2 tsp . kosher salt
Toss first four ingredients into a medium bowl.
In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients.
Stir dressing into pea mixture.
Refrigerate for a few hours
I calculated 3 Weight Watcher smart points
Happy Healthy Eating,
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