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5 from 2 votes

Easy Pea Salad

Easy pea salad is creamy, crunchy, always a crowd favorite. It is the perfect summertime salad for any occasion. 
Prep Time10 mins
Chilling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pea Salad
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 254kcal


  • 4 cups frozen green peas
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup cooked crumbled bacon
  • 1/2 medium red onion thinly sliced or diced
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons 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 barely thawed, but not hot.
  • Meanwhile, dice cheddar cheese into small cubes, or shred. Add cheese in with peas. Toss together with crumbled bacon and red onion.
  • Add in sour cream, mayonnaise, cider vinegar, dried dill, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined. Taste and add more salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 1 hour before serving.



Pre-cook bacon in the oven or you can purchase cooked bacon at many grocery stores. Alternatively, you can replace with bacon bits. 


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 550mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1058IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 238mg | Iron: 2mg