This pea salad is so easy to put together. It’s a traditional classic that will always be a massive hit in our house.
When it’s the pea season, this salad is a must because it’s full of flavor and, most importantly, easy to assemble.
I love creamy salads, so I always enjoy making them. In this recipe, you can use any kind of cheese. I am using gouda cheese but feel free to add some cheddar if you want; even Monetary Jack will work fine.
The recipe starts by mixing the creamy ingredients and adding the peas, bacon, onion, and cheese. Mix everything until creamy and gorgeous and chill for better taste.
Why you’ll love the recipe:
It’s a massive hit over the pea season. It’s creamy and full of flavor. Did you know that peas and bacon are such a great flavor combination? Once you try this recipe, you will believe it.
How to serve it:
Most importantly, serve it well, child. You can make it the night before serving for much better results, and some toasted crostini will be delicate on the side too!
- Sour cream
- Granulated sugar
- Apple cider vinegar
- Red onion
- Gouda cheese
How to Make Classic Pea Salad:
Step 1. In a large mixing bowl, stir the sour cream, mayo, sugar, apple cider vinegar, and salt until well combined.
Step 2. Add the peas, diced bacon, onion, and cheese, and fold until combined.
Step 3. Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour and serve to enjoy.
I love to serve this creamy pea salad on top of a sliced baguette, a little toasted with butter or olive oil for some crunch.
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 gouda cheese cubed small
- In a large mixing bowl, stir the sour cream, mayo, sugar, apple cider vinegar, and salt until well combined.
- Add the peas, diced bacon, onion, and cheese, and fold until combined.
- Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour and serve to enjoy.
Can you make it ahead?
You can make it the day before and serve it for your guests the following day. With good planning, you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen to make a great feast for your loved ones.
Store it in the fridge for up to two days. Unfortunately, you can’t freeze this creamy salad.
Variations and substitutes:
Use turkey bacon if you prefer, but the original recipe is always a great way to go. YOu can substitute the gouda cheese with some white cheddar or yellow. Either will work perfectly fine.