The reason I used frozen, green peas in this salad, is the texture. I like it better than from canned peas. You can use what you prefer, of course. Just make sure to drain and rinse them well before tossing with the rest of the ingredients. There is no need to thaw the frozen peas ahead of time. Simply mix everything together and by them time you are ready to serve this salad, the peas will be thawed.