Destination Dishes

– Well, a girl’s gotta eat…From travels abroad (and not-so-far)

Chinese Pea Salad
Spicy peas and crab meat, tossed with a curried cream dressing, and topped with crunchy chow mein noodles
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Chinese, Hawaiian
Servings 10


  • ¾ c. mayonnaise (or 3/8 c. mayonnaise and 3/8 c. sour cream)
  • 1 T. lemon juice
  • ½ t. curry powder
  • ½ t. garlic powder
  • 16 oz. frozen peas
  • 8 oz. canned lump crab meat, optional
  • 1 c. chopped celery
  • ½ c. cashews
  • 3 oz. canned chow mein noodles


  • Combine the mayonnaise (and sour cream, if using), lemon juice, curry, and garlic salt in a bowl.
  • Mix mayonnaise mixture well and set aside.
  • Place frozen peas in a colander under running water to thaw, then drain well.
  • Drain the crab meat, if using.
  • Combine the peas, crab meat (if using), and celery in a serving bowl and toss to mix.
  • Add the dressing and mix well.
  • Stir in cashews and top with chow mein noodles just before serving.
Keyword cashews, chow mein noodles, crab meat, curry, snow peas