The Best Creamy Pea Salad Recipe

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This Pea Salad Recipe is a perfect side for any meal! Peas, crispy bacon bits, red onion and chunks of cheese all mixed in a creamy dressing. Pairs perfectly with ham at Easter, or with grilled meats. Creamy and flavourful!


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Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 (750 g) bag frozen peas, thawed (see notes)
  • 1 lb bacon (cooked and chopped)
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped red onion
  • 1 cup small cubed cheddar cheese

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tsp milk


  1. In a salad bowl toss together the thawed peas, onion, cheddar cheese cubes and cooked and crumbled bacon.
  2. In a separate bowl, blend together the ingredients for the dressing: the mayonnaise, sour cream and milk. I like to use a hand blender for this step, you can also use a whisk.
  3. Add the dressing to the peas and mix well.
  4. You can serve this salad right away, or it can chill in the fridge until you are ready to serve it, for up to 1 or 2 days. This salad actually gets better after it has rested. Just make sure to give it a stir before serving.
  5. If you wish, you can season with salt and black pepper to taste.

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