I thaw my frozen peas by placing them in a strainer and rinsing with hot water. Use a few paper towels to dab the peas dry before adding to the salad. Also, you can use prepared Ranch dressing, but I SWEAR it tastes so much better when you make your own from the dry seasoning packet. If you want the dressing to have a thinner consistency with the same amount of fat, use plain kefir in place of the Greek Yogurt. You will be getting a few probiotics in your dressing either way.