Classic Pea Salad

Pea salad, a timeless classic in the realm of side dishes, offers a delightful medley of flavors and textures that never fails to please. This simple yet satisfying dish combines crisp peas with creamy dressing and savory ingredients, resulting in a refreshing and versatile accompaniment to any meal. Whether served at a picnic, potluck, or family gathering, pea salad embodies comfort and tradition while also offering a refreshing twist with each bite. Let’s delve into the delightful world of this beloved salad, exploring its origins, variations, and the sheer joy it brings to the table.


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste as needed
  • 4 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, cubed small

How To Make Classic Pea Salad

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together sour cream, mayo, sugar, apple cider vinegar, and salt until combined.
  2. Add peas, bacon, onion, and cheese to bowl and gently stir to coat in dressing.
  3. Chill until ready to serve, but at least 1 hour. Garnish with more crispy bacon if desired before serving. Enjoy!

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