Classic Pea Salad

Classic pea salad is a beloved side dish that evokes memories of picnics, family gatherings, and potluck dinners. Its combination of creamy dressing, crisp bacon, sweet peas, and tangy onions creates a delightful medley of flavors and textures. Whether served alongside grilled meats, sandwiches, or as part of a buffet spread, this salad is a versatile addition to any meal.

Ingredients for Classic Pea Salad

  • 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. Prepare the Dressing: In a large mixing bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, granulated sugar, apple cider vinegar, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Whisk until the sugar is dissolved and the ingredients are well incorporated. Adjust salt to taste if needed.
  2. Combine Salad Ingredients: Add the thawed peas, crumbled bacon, diced red onion, and cubed cheddar cheese to the bowl with the dressing. These ingredients provide a mix of textures and flavors that complement each other perfectly.
  3. Mix Gently: Using a spatula or spoon, gently fold the ingredients together until everything is evenly coated with the creamy dressing. Take care not to crush the peas, maintaining their shape and texture.

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