Classic Creamy Pea Salad

Pea Salad isn’t something you see very often at potlucks and picnics these days. Pasta and potato salads appear to be the more popular options, and while these are certainly classics, there should be area on the menu for pea salad as well. It’s a classic in its own right — you might remember your mother or grandmother serving it — but I think it’s past time for a resurrection.It’s rich and creamy, with hints of savory bacon, crisp red onion, and cubed cheddar cheese.

In other words, it has every flavor you could want… It just takes around ten minutes to create. It may have an old-fashioned feel about it, but it has a place on today’s table. After all, a little nostalgia is never a bad thing.This is very simple to create. To begin, make the dressing, which is made with sour cream and mayo and is adjusted with sugar and apple cider vinegar. You stir that together, then add four cups of thawed frozen peas, some chopped bacon, diced red onion, and bite-sized cheddar cheese.

That’s all! You combine everything and chill it until ready to serve. If you’re concerned about the texture of your bacon, sprinkle some extra on top at this stage to ensure that you have some bacon flavor flowing throughout but still a touch of crunch.It’s about as simple as a side dish can get, yet it’s so delicious. It’s a crowd pleaser with a little bit of sweet, a little bit of salty, just enough tang, and plenty of creaminess. Even if it isn’t a nostalgic dish for folks, they seem to enjoy it… and how could you not be?

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