This easy pea salad has sweet, crunchy pieces of onions mixed with creamy bites of Cheddar cheese. Growing up, a friend of the family made us this pea salad that we love to this day. It's just standard stuff: peas, mayonnaise, egg, cheese, and onion. That's it!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix sweet peas, eggs, Cheddar cheese cubes, mayonnaise, and onion together in a bowl until ingredients are coated in mayonnaise; season with salt and pepper.

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Nutrition Facts

386 calories; protein 14.3g 29% DV; carbohydrates 20.9g 7% DV; fat 27.5g 42% DV; cholesterol 132.6mg 44% DV; sodium 947.6mg 38% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2015
Reminded me of my grandmas salad in Iowa many years ago. I really think you need to use fresh or thawed frozen peas. Canned are just too mushy for me. Thanks for bringing back a great salad and a great memory! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/22/2017
I personally added garlic powder to it Read More
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36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2015
Reminded me of my grandmas salad in Iowa many years ago. I really think you need to use fresh or thawed frozen peas. Canned are just too mushy for me. Thanks for bringing back a great salad and a great memory! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2015
I thought it was great! Adding the eggs even made it appealing to my younger children. I was shocked that they liked it so much considering anything with peas is a kid repellant. I used frozen peas due to the other reviews but didn't change anything else. Great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2016
Was out of mayo so made this with ranch dressing. Think it gave it the oomph it needed. Also added sweet pickles and garlic. Next time might use Velveeta cubes instead of cheddar. I am sure that was what my mom use to use. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2017
07.01.17 DELICIOUS! Loved this salad. I did use thawed frozen peas instead of canned. I also had to use shredded cheese as that is what I had on hand. I like that this recipe does not contain bacon. I served this to company along with 'Slow Cooker Beer Pulled Pork' from AR and veggies and dip. My SIL LOVED the pea salad best! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2016
I agree on using fresh or frozen peas. Otherwise made it as written and loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2014
I used frozen peas thawed shred the cheese leave out the egg & add peanuts! Great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2017
Just like Grandma's ! My sis-in-law who was on very tight budget made this for every holiday, I would call her to make sure she would bring it. She added a couple dashes of dry mustard which really brought out all the flavors. Her bowl always went home empty. I, add one shake of cayenne pepper for a small zing. Nothing wrong with the basic recipe, you can just let it evolve over the years to your tastes. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/22/2017
I personally added garlic powder to it Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2016
I love it. I too used frozen peas but I boiled them for about 1 minute and ran cold water over them to speed up the thawing process. They didn't get a mushy as canned but just a tad softer Read More
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