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Peanut Pea Salad

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Peanut Pea Salad is a recipe inspired by the time the Mallard family spent in the Boston Public Garden enjoying the peanuts people threw to them from the Swan Boats. Feeding ducks and geese in public areas is a popular activity and most people reach for bread, crackers and popcorn to give to our feathered friends. According to, bread products are not really an ideal treat to give to the birds. Visit the site to find a list of foods that are more appropriate to take the next time you decide to visit a Mallard family in your area. (Here’s a tip – defrosted, frozen green peas like those in our salad are a winner).

We added a few kid friendly flavors to the duck snacks of peas and peanuts to make a fun springtime salad perfect for munching on while enjoying another reading of Make Way for Ducklings. 

Peanut-Pea Salad


Peanut-Pea Salad


Adapted from Crunchy Green Pea and Peanut Salad.

  • 1 12 ounce bag frozen peas
  • 2 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  1. Cook peas according to package directions. Let cooked peas cool completely and drain if necessary.
  2. While peas cool, in a small bowl stir together yogurt, milk, oil, salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together peas, peanuts, and celery.
  4. Pour yogurt mixture over peanut mixture, and stir well.



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