Peas, bacon, red onion, cheese and a creamy sauce come together to make a delicious classic pea salad that everyone will enjoy.
Classic Pea Salad Recipe
This easy pea salad can be served as a dinner side dish or a lunch main course. Make this for your next backyard BBQ or picnic too!
Many people don’t enjoy peas because of the bland and simple flavor they have. Well, this Classic Pea Salad recipe not only transforms your average peas into something delicious but it may also just become a new favorite.
How to Store Pea Salad
You can be finished serving your pea salad and then, add it into an airtight container. You will need to place it in the fridge to keep it from going bad. I don’t recommend placing it in the freezer. However, depending on the length of time you have it in there it should be fine.
How Long Does Classic Pea Salad Last?
The average time this salad will last is about 3 days. This recipe will need to be placed in an airtight container to keep from going bad. This recipe will not last at room temperature for a long period of time, so be sure to place it in the fridge.
Frozen peas – Make sure the peas are thawed and drained
Bacon – Cut the bacon into small pieces and cooked
Shredded Monterey Jack cheese – This can be shredded by you or buy pre-shredded
Shredded Cheddar cheese- This can be shredded when you buy it or use block cheese and shred it yourself
Red onion- Dice this into small pieces
Mayonnaise- You can use mayo or a lighter version like Miracle Whip.
Salt and pepper– This is a preference on how much to use, however, make sure you season the salad.
How to Make this Salad
In a large bowl, combine peas, bacon, cheeses, onion, and mayonnaise.
Add salt and pepper to taste and mix well.
Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
Stir before serving.
Classic Pea Salad Recipe
- 16 oz. frozen peas thawed and drained
- 6 strips bacon cut into small pieces and cooked
- ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- ½ cup diced red onion
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large bowl, combine peas, bacon, cheeses, onion and mayonnaise.
- Add salt and pepper to taste and mix well.
- Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
- Stir before serving.
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