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Easy Pea Salad is creamy, crunchy and an all-time favorite. This is the perfect summer salad for any occasion.

We’re all about classic, childhood favorite recipes. We love foods that bring families together and create lasting memories, like our beloved pea salad. It was a summer favorite growing up, found at every backyard BBQ or family dinner, and it remains one of our favorites to this day.

Pea salad is easy to make and incredibly flavorful. Don’t underestimate your peas, this dish is creamy, cheesy, and oh my bacon, it’s delicious. We promise it will be a hit!

  • Bacon Options:

    When it comes to bacon, you have so many options! You can use leftover bacon, cook it in the oven before starting the recipe, buy cooked bacon at the grocery store, or even use bacon cubes!

  • Cheese Options:

    Using just cheddar, you have a few choices between medium, sharp, and extra-sharp white cheddar. You can also deviate from the cheddar guide and try using a good quality Colby Jack cheese in this recipe. We really like the cheese cubed, but you can also shred the cheese if you prefer.

  • Frozen vs. Canned Peas:

    You really want to stick to frozen peas in this recipe. Canned peas don’t stand up to stirring and can get a bit mushy, and no one likes mushy peas.

A bowl full of pea salad with a wooden spoon next to it

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Close up view of bowls filled with pea salad

Easy Pea Salad is creamy, crunchy and an all-time favorite. This is the perfect summer salad for any occasion.

Preparation time 10 minute

cooling time 1 Hour

total time 1 Hour 10 minute

raw material

  • 4 cup frozen green beans
  • 4 ounce sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup cooked crumbled bacon
  • 1/2 Moderate Shallot thinly sliced ​​or diced
  • 2 tablespoon sour cream
  • 2 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper


  • Place peas in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 90-second increments, stirring in between, until peas are just thawed, but not hot.

  • Meanwhile, dice or shred cheddar cheese. Add cheese and peas. Toss with chopped bacon and red onion.

  • Add sour cream, mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, dried dill, salt and pepper. Stir until well combined. Taste and season with more salt and pepper.

  • Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.


Precook bacon in the oven, or you can buy cooked bacon at many grocery stores. Alternatively, you can substitute bacon cubes.

Serve: 1cup | Calories: 254kcal | carbohydrate: 16G | protein: 15G | fat: 15G | Saturated fat: 8G | cholesterol: 41mg | sodium: 550mg | Potassium: 277mg | fiber: 5G | sugar: 6G | Vitamin A: 1058unit | Vitamin C: 39mg | calcium: 238mg | iron: 2mg

Easy Pea Salad