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5 easy recipes sweet pea wild rice salad

If you want to get your kids to eat their sweet peas this is the way to do it!

Take a look at what my friend Audrey from the Melady Cooks food blog had to say about this magnificent recipe:

I served the salad with corn dogs (a future post) for dinner the next evening and we loved the flavors. Very different, since we rarely have wild rice unless it’s in a soup or stuffing. The peas and wild rice were the predominant flavors, with the other vegetables a nice background. Whoever thought to add the teriyaki sauce gets a thumbs up! Nice touch! The salad is a charming change from our usual pasta type salads. I will definitely be making this again!


I made this yummy sweet pea wild rice salad for a church potluck meal last Sunday and all who ate it came back for seconds 🙂



2 cups cooked Uncle Ben’s wild rice (1/2 cup dry wild rice cooked in 2 cups of water)
9 ounces frozen Green Giant sweet peas; rinsed and thawed
1 cup celery; thinly sliced (about 2 ribs)
3 green onions; sliced
2/3 cups carrots; shredded (about 2 medium carrots)
1/2 cup yellow sweet bell pepper; diced
1 cup Kraft Swiss cheese; shredded
6 large green or Kalamata olives; chopped (about 1/4 cup)
1/2 cup Duke’s mayonnaise
2 tablespoons teriyaki stir-fry sauce
Salt and pepper to taste


Measure salad ingredients in a large bowl.
Whisk mayonnaise, teriyaki stir-fry sauce and salt and pepper together in a separate bowl and pour over salad. Stir well.

Cover and refrigerate at least an hour before serving.





Quick Tip: This sweet pea wild rice salad pairs well with just about any entree.

Recipe and image courtesy of Melady Cooks.