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Simple Pea Salad is a delicious southern side dish that is filled with frozen peas, bacon, chopped red onions, and cheddar cheese.

Love the taste of Pea Salad? Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to add this simple pea salad recipe to your radar! Frozen peas combined with bacon create quite the addictive taste!

This is the best pea salad recipe, ever! The creamy homemade dressing paired up with the crunch of the frozen peas will have you whipping this up as a simple side dish recipe time and time again.

pea salad in a clear bowl

Simple Pea Salad Recipe

Since I’m always looking for unique ways to get more veggies in their tummy, I’ll try new recipes all the time. And while my kids actually don’t prefer the texture of canned peas, they’ll gobble up frozen peas any day! This is why this bacon and pea salad recipe is always a hit.

We also love to cook up these Roasted Brussel Sprouts as well because they prefer the crunch of the roasted veggies in comparison to the steamed option.

pea salad ingredients in a bowl

Pea Salad Ingredients

  • 16 ounces frozen peas – trust me, they have to be frozen! 
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese cubed – cubed cheese is the key, not shredded! 
  • 1/2 small red onion diced
  • 1/4 pound bacon cooked and finely chopped – bacon! More bacon! 

Homemade dressing for pea salad

  • 1/2 cup sour cream – I found that the regular sour cream (not fat-free) adds a lot of flavors.
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise – use mayo, not salad dressing.
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar – adds the perfect amount of sweetness.
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

How to Make Pea Salad

Step 1

Remove the peas from freezer and place in a colander and allow to slightly thaw while preparing the dressing.

Step 2

In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, sugar, vinegar, salt, and black pepper.

Step 3

Add the peas, bacon, cheddar cheese, and red onion and stir to combine.

Step 4

Once mixed, add the pea salad to the fridge and chill for 1-3 hours before serving.

pea salad being served with a spoon in a clear bowl

Tips or Variations

There are a few simple tips to keep in mind when making this delicious salad with frozen peas.

  • You can change up the sweetness of this salad recipe by adding in more sugar, or less if you want it to not be as sweet.
  • If you want to lower the fat content, you can use turkey bacon in this recipe instead of regular bacon.

FAQS

How long does leftover pea salad last?

For the freshest flavor and taste, I would recommend eating this within 2-3 days of making it. Just keep it stored in the fridge so it stays nice and cool.

What other ingredients can you add to this simple salad recipe?

It’s really up to you but if you want to vary up the flavor, you can consider adding in:

And anything else that you want! It’s such a simple recipe to change up the flavor and taste!

pea salad in a clear bowl

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Pea Salad

Simple Pea Salad is a delicious southern side dish that is filled with frozen peas, bacon, chopped red onions, and cheddar cheese.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Kasey Schwartz

Ingredients  

  • 16 ounces frozen peas
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese cubed
  • 1/2 small red onion diced
  • 1/4 pound bacon cooked and finely chopped

Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions 

  • Remove the peas from freezer and place in a colander and allow to slightly thaw while preparing the dressing.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, sugar, vinegar, salt, and black pepper.
  • Add the peas, bacon, cheddar cheese, and red onion and stir to combine.
  • Once mixed, add the pea salad to the fridge and chill for 1-3 hours before serving.
Keyword: chicken salad, peas, side dish
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About Kasey Schwartz

Hi, I’m Kasey, Founder of All Things Mamma – where I am dishing up family favorite recipes that are easy to make with simple, everyday ingredients. Plus – tips and tricks for living your best life!

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