Refreshing Green Pea Delight

Dive into a world of creamy textures and vibrant flavors with our Refreshing Green Pea Delight, a creative spin on the traditional pea salad. This recipe brings together the sweetness of peas, the crunch of bacon, and the sharpness of cheddar, all enveloped in a rich, tangy dressing. Perfect for picnics, potlucks, or a delightful side dish to your main course, this salad promises to be a refreshing addition to any meal. Whether you’re looking to impress guests or simply treat yourself to a delicious and easy-to-make dish, our pea salad variation is designed to satisfy your cravings and spark your culinary creativity. Let’s embark on this flavorful journey together, transforming simple ingredients into a dish that stands out in both taste and presentation.


  • 4 cups of peas, previously frozen and now at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup of creamy mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup of tangy sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon of smooth Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup of finely diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup of finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup of perfectly crisped bacon, crumbled into bits
  • A handful of fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped, for that final touch
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Preparation Steps:

  1. Start by taking a spacious bowl and mix in the room-temperature peas, the diced red onion, the shredded sharp cheddar, and the bacon bits until they’re evenly distributed.
  2. In a different bowl, create your dressing by vigorously mixing the mayonnaise, sour cream, Dijon mustard, sugar, salt, and black pepper until the mixture is smooth and well-combined.
  3. Drizzle this creamy dressing over your pea mixture, folding everything together gently to ensure each pea and piece is evenly coated with the dressing.
  4. Let the salad chill in the refrigerator for a minimum of one to two hours. This waiting period allows the flavors to deepen and meld together beautifully.
  5. Just before you’re ready to serve, sprinkle the finely chopped fresh parsley over the top for a burst of color and freshness.
  6. Serve this delightful salad cold for a refreshing side dish that’s sure to complement any meal.

Customization Tips:

Feel encouraged to add your own twist to this salad by incorporating additional ingredients such as diced ham, sliced hard-boiled eggs, or crunchy water chestnuts to add more texture and flavor according to your preference.

Enjoy crafting this delightful pea salad, a perfect blend of creamy, crunchy, and savory, sure to be a hit at any gathering!

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