Prep time: 10 min | Additional: 1 hr | Total: 1 hr 10 min | Servings: 10 | Yield: 10 servings
The Best Summer Pea Salad in the summer is the most simple and cold side dish! Creamy salad with frozen peas, perfect mayonnaise-dressing, crunchy onions, bacon, and cheddar-filled cheese is packed with a full flavor. Pea Salad is probably an “old school” side dish close to Grandma’s, but it stands the test of time as a favorite of the summer.
Growing up, my family would go a couple of times a year to Sunday brunch, and I can recall walking through the buffet line and loading up on, well, everything. From ham to delicious eggs to waffles to mashed potatoes to fruit salad to desserts, all those delights of Sunday brunch will be preserved in my comfort food memory forever. Even after all the other dishes competing for attention during Sunday brunch, the one I remember most was a delicious pea salad with Cheddar cheese, sweet onion, and a light, creamy dressing. I don’t even want to think of loads of food that I’m expected to consume over the years, but I loved it, and I still love it today. It is a fun, easy salad that is perfect for any spring or summer gathering but is especially nice for Easter as it bursts with beautiful peas. Enjoy this Yummy Summer Pea Salad with your family and friends.
For the Salad:
2 (6 oz) packages frozen peas, thawed
1 pound cooked bacon, chopped
1 cup golden raisins
1 (8 oz) package shredded Cheddar cheese
(1) sweet onion, chopped
½ cup sunflower seeds
For the Dressing:
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp wine vinegar
¼ tsp white sugar, or to taste
1. In a large bowl, toss peas, bacon, raisins, Cheddar cheese, onion, and sunflower seeds. Stir the mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar in a small bowl, then drizzle over the salad and to toss to coat.
2. Use a plastic wrap to cover the bowl and refrigerate for an hour.
Per Serving: 454.2 calories; 48.3 mg cholesterol; 649.7 mg sodium; 15.3 g protein; 22.1 g carbohydrates.
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