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Easy Pea Salad

  • Author: Elaine VanVleck
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 9 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This recipe for easy pea salad is made with bacon and green peas. This cold and creamy old fashioned salad is perfect for Spring! My classic recipe is made with sour cream and vinegar dressing.



1 - 32 ounce bag Frozen Peas, thawed
1 pound Bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 small White Onion, finely chopped
1 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
1/2 tsp. Coarse Ground Black Pepper
2 tsp. White Vinegar


Pour your frozen peas into a bowl and place in the refrigerator the night before to thaw. If you don't have time for that you can thaw them in the microwave using the defrost setting.

Cook the bacon. I like to place my bacon on a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes until it is crispy. Once the bacon is cooled crumble it into pieces.

Once the peas are thawed and the bacon is cooled mix the ingredients together in a bowl.

Mix together the peas, bacon, onion, cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, salt, pepper and vinegar until all the ingredients are blended completely.

Store the salad in and air tight container in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it.


I like to make this salad the day before so it's cold and ready to serve in the refrigerator.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: Gluten Free

Keywords: gluten free, meals, dinner, side dish, salads, vegetables, low carb, keto, holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas