Bacon Pea Salad
Peas, bacon, cheese, onions, celery, and mayo dressing are tossed together and chilled in this great summer salad.
Peas, bacon, cheese, onions, celery, and mayo dressing are tossed together and chilled in this great summer salad.
Wow this is really good. I made exactly as written with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper for half a recipe. Oh...except I used frozen peas that i rinsed under cold water and let drain really well. I served really cold and I wouldn't change a thing. Maybe experiment with cheese as I think pepper jack might be really good but as is with mild cheddar it is yum yum tasty, and something different. Thank you for sharing your recipe.Read More
Wow this is really good. I made exactly as written with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper for half a recipe. Oh...except I used frozen peas that i rinsed under cold water and let drain really well. I served really cold and I wouldn't change a thing. Maybe experiment with cheese as I think pepper jack might be really good but as is with mild cheddar it is yum yum tasty, and something different. Thank you for sharing your recipe.
This was Delicious. I only used 2 slices of bacon and added 2 hard boiled eggs chopped and it was great. next time I will add more celery for some extra crunch. Thanks for the recipe.
I wondered if I'd like the honey in this dressing and I found that I did enjoy it very much. I made the recipe as directed except that I minced the onion finely and mixed it into the dressing and probably didn't use quite the full recommend amount. Delicious!
This pea salad was delicious! I made the recipe as directed without making any changes. This will become my go-to recipe for pea salad in the future.
This recipe was so incredibly delicious. I would definitely listen to the recipe when it says to DRIZZLE the dressing over the salad. I had at least half the batch of dressing leftover and if I'd used it all, I think it would have ruined it. Personally, I would add another strip or two of bacon and use shredded cheese instead of cubed so you can actually get all the ingredients in one unbelievably tasty forkful.
Had originally planned on making tuna salad and had already boiled the pasta when I realized-out of tuna. I found this doing an ingredient search for peas and bacon. So I easily adapted it into a pasta salad. I had already chopped some pickles and carrots so I threw those in. I ended up using only 1/2 c of peas. Turned out great. I agree with other reviewers to wait until the end to add the bacon. Quick, easy, and budget friendly. Served with cheeseburgers and potato chips. Looking forward to taking leftovers for lunch tomorrow
Very good pea salad! My only addition to it is hard boiled eggs. My version has diced eggs, peas, bacon, cheese, onion. The dressing in this recipe takes it over the top!!! Woot-Woot!
Used pre-cooked bacon which did not give me any bacon fat to cook with so substituted with olive oil. Still turned out fantastic!
I've made other pea salads, but this one is my favorite. I followed the directions exactly and it's very good! I'm not sure that it's not even better one or two days later! I will make this one again!
I have made this salad many times. My husband loves it. It is a great substitute for potato salad to go with BBQ sandwiches. I change it up a bit by using 1/2 frozen peas and 1/2 frozen corn. I also have added both green and black olives, chopped raw carrots, yellow and red bell peppers, avocado, and cucumber. It is great!
This was quite good. Even my lover, who doesn't like vegetables much, quite liked this. The only change I would make next time is I think I would shred rather than cube the cheddar to spread out the cheesy flavor. But it was otherwise quite good. I used extra celery (about 6 stalks total) because I was using up a celery bunch I had leftover. I also used a bit more bacon (5 slices) and cheese. I also used defrosted frozen peas rather than fresh ones. I found cooking my bacon on medium high on my stove burned it, so I will cook on medium next time. A vegetarian version omitting the bacon also tastes fine. Sometimes I'll add bacon salt to taste to mimic the bacon flavor.
Trying to watch fat, is cholesterol. Rather than use 3/4 cup mayonnaise I used 1/3 cup mayonnaise and mixed it with 1/4 cup of milk to create the volume needed. Took it to a picnic and did not have any leftovers.
I didn't add the bacon or celery but I think I will next time I liked the sweetness of the honey and sugar but my husband did not. I will make this again and add the celery and possibly the bacon and boiled egg. Also I put to much red onion I may use white onion next time or chive onion because the onion I had was a little strong.
My husband said he knew he wasn't going to like this, but he did. I think he must have liked it even better than I did since I didn't get the chance to have more the next day thanks to a midnight raid by him.
My husband loved this recipe. I made per the directions, with the exception of adding a small amount of balsamic vinegar to taste.
Wow this is great. I recommend not adding the cheese and bacon until right before serving to prevent getting soggy. I took this in my lunch for four days and it held up well.
Went by the recipe and it turned out so very good! Yes, I will be making this again and again.
We grew Peas this year so this was a no brainer to make this salad. So very good. I let the flavors blend together for two days, stirring once every day.
This salad was my aunt's go-to at summer picnics. I was so excited to find this recipe. The first batch came out sweeter than I like, so I cut back on the sugar to taste in my next batch and used scallions instead of onions. The bacon grease adds a wonderful smokiness. I have now made it several times since for friends and family with rave reviews.
made this for movie night dinner. wife said this would be great for picnics and carry ins told me to double recipe next time i make it. she only had one helping and was sad there was't enough after son took the rest home with him. used red onion for more color.also diced bacon before cooking
I made this for a potluck with 13 people attending, I deleted the honey and white sugar and substituted 2 tablespoons of Splenda. I also used frozen peas, my package said 750 grams. I softened the peas in the microwave. I made this about three hours ahead of the potluck and it sat in the fridge until time to go. I had rave reviews from the people attending.
I made it with no changes and yes, I will make it again soon.! Delicious!
I love pea salad, I use my fresh peas from my garden, will make it again but my husband don't like peas so I get it all for myself lol
Made just as the recipe said. The family loved it. Nextime I will double it because no one got seconds.
This is the best pea salad everyone loved it
I added hard boiled egg to the mix and it was delicious! The little bit of bacon grease added to the dressing really makes it!
I use frozen peas, with good results (baby peas, when available). Blanch the peas, then shock them in cold water to preserve their bright green color, and drain them very thoroughly. When dicing the onion, cheese and celery, aim for a pea-sized diced or smaller, not larger. (I recommend using a sweet onion.) Diced fresh jalapenos are a good alternative to the celery. Muenster works as well as cheddar (and I add more of either, for a "peas and cheese" type of salad). Sliced (not slivered) almonds, mixed in immediately before serving so they won't lose their crunch, are a great addition, too. Also, a mixture of part mayo and part blue cheese dressing can be wonderful. And if you're not using bacon (or jalapenos), you can add some dried dill weed or fresh dill, because peas, blue cheese and dill have an extraordinary affinity for each other. I wouldn't add sugar or honey to any version, though.
super easy to make ( I did use frozen peas though) and even tastier the next day. Having more for dinner tonight!
Used fresh peas from my garden, 2-1/4 cups, blanched for 2 minutes, quickly cooled, drained and refrigerated. Used 6 thick slices of bacon. Note: make sure peas are well drained.
I, too, used frozen peas. It was a 2lb bag so I used almost all of it and adjusted my ingredients. It is so fresh and tasty. I used Reserve white cheddar and I also used a purple onion which added nice color. I received high praise for this dish and even from my adult son who was uncertain to try a salad of peas.
Really good and refreshing!
Excellent! I left out the sugar and added two hard boiled eggs.
Used frozen peas and added all ingredients. Refrigerate about 1 hr. Peas thaw and taste fresh.
Excellent Pea Salad. Made it as directed. Great taste and it is better a day after making it. Don't just pour all the dressing on the salad, I also had some left over dressing. I think I will add some hard boiled egg next time.
Not much. Very bland. Pretty boring. I tried to “Doctor” up the recipe. Wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.
So so good. Added great color to the table. Easy to make. Everyone wanted the recipe! I will make this again and again.
Delicious..only thing I did different was add a half cup grated Parmesan cheese to the dressing. Something wonderful happens when Parmesan mayo and sugar come together.
Everyone loved this salad, it's the dressing that makes it! Half of the recipe was good for 6 servings. I waited to add the cheese and the bacon right before serving. I plan to make this one again.
I loved this recipe! I will make it again. Very refreshing.I used 5 slices of thick cut bacon, shredded sharp cheddar, Vidalia onion and 13 oz of frozen peas along with other ingredients. I like the crunch from the celery and addy some nuts or sunflower seeds might be good. I added the dressing just to coat the salad.
Really delicious. Just a tad sweet, so I left out half the white sugar. Next time I might skip it entirely.
We loved it the crunch of the fresh peas was delicious
I made this exactly as directed and it was simply amazing. I made it for a group of 20 men and they raved about it. Never need to use another recipe again..
When we made this for a church dinner we added boiled eggs and everyone raved over how good it was
I had a "pea pie" at one of my son's school functions & didn't get the recipe then :-/ It was absolutely delicious and I've been trying to recreate it since... This is the closest I've come. And it is wonderful!! I omitted the sugar, and added the bacon grease... Yummy!! Will definitely keep tweaking this recipe until it's perfect.
Sooo easy & fast to prepare! Taste fantastic
If you leave the sugar out this is perfect!
Loved it. Used green onion instead of chopped onion and omitted the cheese
Don't attend many potlucks these days, but I remember this salad being one of my favorites, but I never made it myself! This recipe is simple and quick. It was even better the second day I had it so I recommend making it well ahead of your event so the delicious flavors can meld!
Made 2 batches. One exactly as written, second with my changes. I used more bacon, less mayo and less salt. Both excellent. A fun side dish for any occasion.
I love bacon pea salad! I altered the recipe to suit my taste: omitted white sugar; omitted celery; no extra salt; doubled raw honey; 1/2 cup chopped onion. I will definitely make this again!
Loved this salad. I used fresh peas from my garden. The only thing changed was no sugar and I had no onion so I added sesame seeds and a little fresh parsley
Quick, easy, budget friendly, DELICIOUS. What more could you ask for? 10/10!!!
Made as written with only 2 additions: added diced hard boiled eggs (because Easter lunch lol) and used shredded cheese instead of cubed because that’s what I had on hand. Delicious!
This is so good. Made it for a summer gathering and now it’s requested when we gather
This is sooo good. And easy . Perfect when someone wants you to bring a side dish or salad. Much better and unique then the standard mac,potatoes,or green salad
Everyone loved it! I followed the recipe exactly with 1 modification. I added 3 chopped hard boiled eggs. Thank you! (Gets even better in a day or two)
Very tasty salad and very easy. I used frozen peas and drained very well and shredded the cheese instead of cubed.
I added 4 ears of sweet corn sliced off from the cob to this recipe. It is now a family favorite.
I thought it was really good and simple to make.
I leave the bacon out and add two hard boiled eggs. I love it!!! Reminds me of a pea salad back home in Indiana :)
Since there are only 2 1/2 of us, I always half the recipe. My 25 yr old daughter would never touch a pea and isn't fond of celery either. She sucks down this pea salad like crazy. Even half a recipe makes a lot of salad for a small family, but there are never leftovers. We can't get enough of it. It's rotated into the dinner menu biweekly, if not weekly. The only change I make is to use shredded cheese.
I made this for a family dinner with our grandchildren, and it was a hit with everyone, definitely a keeper. The celery adds a nice crunch. I used frozen peas because that’s what I had, and it can be a year-round dish.
Easy to make and delicious! Probably the best I've had.
This recipe is very good for a hot summer day. I however reduced the amount of sweetness as both sugar and honey seemed a bit too much plus I reduced the recipe for two. Honestly, you can go without the honey and just add a bit of sugar instead and that is all! It was a refreshing salad over a few Boston lettuce leaves. Will make it again next time with a milder cheddar cheese!
My husband and I loved this. I have made it twice now. Like others, I used frozen peas. I also used real bacon bits, so I didn’t use the bacon grease. I had to put a little half and half in to thin the mayonnaise. I also used shredded cheddar instead of chunks of cheese. This is a definite keeper!
I. Have made this twice. Once as written and was loved by one and all. The second time that I made it, I used a sharp cheese and shredded it. It was so good that my husband raved over it , and said "best salad ever". Thank you for sharing this recipe.
This was the best squash casserole I’ve ever made. The only thing I did different was I added some French’s French Fried Onions on top. It was awesome!!
Great recipe made it many times. At Church potlucks their is never anything left
We liked it, but found it too sweet... This was pretty close to Seven Layer Salad recipes, which we like a lot... I would make it again, but with no sugar...
This is a refreshing salad and I love to just eat it when I want a snack. I don't use the bacon grease as I don't digest fats well. Other than that, it was great and will be making it often.
did not use all the dressing. Next time will make less.
Best side that I've ever had. Delicious and easy to make.
First time making a pea salad. Made it for a party and everyone loved it. No changes. Almost omitted the raisins but it adds just a touch of sweetness. It's a keeper.
It tasted good
Delicious! Added a tsp of vinegar to the dressing . One pkg frozen peas, shredded cheddar.
I added more onion and celery. It was wonderful.
I made it exactly as written. Both my husband and I really like it. In fact he told me 3 times how good it was!
I didn't modify a thing and it was delicious! I will definitely make this again!
This recipe is awesome. I had never had or made pea salad before and I totally loved this. The only thing I changed was to cut the sugar in half. I was afraid it would be too sweet for me.
Love this recipe! I make it often and the only change I've made is to add 3-4 chopped boiled eggs. I prefer the dressing with honey, but I recently realized mid-recipe I was out of it. I subbed Karo light corn syrup instead; an equal amount of regular sugar will also work fine.
I took this to a church potluck supper and it was all gone at the end of the evening. Everyone loved it and wanted the recipe. I didn’t change anything because it tasted great the way it was.
no changes and have made it twice already. very tasty.
A delicious refreshing side dish! Perfect with bbq chicken or anything really!
I made this recipe exactly as written and my family really liked it; especially my picky husband! So much so, he suggested I make it for our son’s graduation party this weekend! This recipe is now one of my faves. Thanks for the recipe! Definitely a keeper!
I made it as is and it was delicious!
Made this and it was delicious!! We have a local deli that makes something very similar and my hubby thought I bought mine from there.
It turned out great. Instead of 4 slices of crumbled bacon, I used bacon pieces and forgo the tablespoon of bacon grease. I, also, added two chopped hard boiled eggs. Turned out real good.
We really enjoyed this salad! Unfortunately, I did have to make some changes due to what I had on hand. To start with, I didn't have bacon grease or celery, I did have a couple pieces of really good bacon saved from the previous day's breakfast though and used a whole bag of thawed frozen peas! Otherwise the only other changes were that I added some olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar to the dressing, mixed it up and let sit at room temp until the peas were defrosted while I fried up some pork chops to go with it.