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Old 02-13-2008, 10:20 PM   #1
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Question Salad question

What kind of peas are usually used on a salad bar? I have tried to use can peas in the past, but they end up being too mushy.
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:26 PM   #2
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Oh yea no, yick. I have never been one to like peas to begin with, but if I am going to eat them in something, I go with fresh June peas. But anything fresh or fresh frozen is way better than the can.
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:43 PM   #3
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The only "peas" I've seen at a salad bar are chickpeas AKA garbanzo beans. I love them mixed in my salad.

Just take a can of these beans, drain well, chill and add to your salad.

Never heard of any other kind of peas used in a salad, except for drained baby peas in tuna salad.
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:45 PM   #4
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Tuna salad, macaroni salad, and on the salad bar as a 'topping' for a make it yourself salad. I have also seen it in a couple of other salads but I don't know their names.
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:53 PM   #5
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The only "peas" I've seen at a salad bar are chickpeas AKA garbanzo beans. I love them mixed in my salad.

Just take a can of these beans, drain well, chill and add to your salad.

Never heard of any other kind of peas used in a salad, except for drained baby peas in tuna salad.
i put the soy peas(at least i think that is what they are called) in stews, soup and salads. they are very sturdy and do not get mushy. i know there is a fancy name for them but can't remember it

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Old 02-13-2008, 11:00 PM   #6
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edamame babetoo? I was thinking snow peas... but those would need to be blanched. Definately seen chickpeas or even dark red kidney beans that have been drained and chilled.
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:04 PM   #7
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edamame babetoo? I was thinking snow peas... but those would need to be blanched. Definately seen chickpeas or even dark red kidney beans that have been drained and chilled.
Yes, sattie, I've also seen red kidney beans on salad bars, but I was trying to stay with the "peas" question of the OP. I'd also forgotten about edamame. Thanks for reminding me.
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:07 PM   #8
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LOL Katie.... are not peas, beans and beans, peas? I thought about that as I was posting about the kidneys, but not sure where to draw the line between what is a bean, and what is a pea??? LOL! Something new to learn!
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:11 AM   #9
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If I want to have fresh peas like at the salad bar, I take some frozen ones, microwave them per directions on the bag then chill them in the fridge. Or if you are adding hot meats like grilled chicken, tuna or beef, just add them warm. The canned peas have been cooked too long to hold up for a salad.
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:32 AM   #10
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What kind of peas are usually used on a salad bar? I have tried to use can peas in the past, but they end up being too mushy.
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Frozen or fresh NOT canned...
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