Author Notes: The peas are just starting to come in in our garden. They’re wonderful to eat out of hand, but also wonderful in this salad. It’s great in the hot weather we’re now having, a cool and fresh-tasting side dish — though I’ve been known to make a meal out of it. It’s also lovely in hot weather to have a dish that requires no cooking over heat, and is a favorite for and at pot lucks and picnics and barbecues. —louisez
cups fresh green peas
cup sour cream
tablespoons snipped or chopped fresh dill weed
salt and pepper to taste
cup grated sharp cheddar (optional)
- Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, dill. Mix to blend well.
- Stir peas in gently. Add cheese, if using. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Cover and chill at least two hours for flavors to combine.