Everyone enjoys the best bacon pea salad, a straightforward summer side dish. Bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, and a little red onion for flavor is combined with tender sweet peas.
Simple seasonings like vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper are added to a mayonnaise-based sauce. Simple yet ideal
Already sounds savory, don’t you think? This simple side dish goes well with grilled chicken, shrimp, and other delectable main dishes and is a welcome salad at any potluck.
Traditional Bacon Pea Salad
The ingredients list will sufficiently demonstrate how sweet peas can be transformed into the ideal side dish for barbecues and potlucks.
Green pea salad is adaptable; you may add bell peppers or other favorite vegetables, leftover ham in place of the bacon, your favorite cheeses in place of the cheddar, and ranch dressing in place of sour cream and mayonnaise if you don’t have either.
Another popular variety of English pea salad includes diced hard-boiled eggs. That dish is so filling it could almost pass for the main course!
Do Frozen Peas Need to Be Cooked for Salad?
Green pea salad can be made with frozen peas without having to cook them first. This is due to the fact that frozen vegetables have already been blanched before purchase.
(Or, to put it another way, fast cooled and partially cooked.) This stops the cell walls from bursting and mystifying the vegetables.
Buy frozen tiny peas, often known as baby peas or baby sweet peas, to prepare a sweet pea salad. They are sweeter and work well to balance out the saltiness of the bacon.
To defrost the peas, just run them under cold water.
Making Bacon Pea Salad: A Recipe
To make a great pea salad with bacon, follow these instructions:
- While the bacon cooks to a crisp and is then crumbled, the frozen peas are thawed in cold water.
- In a mixing dish, combine the ingredients for the dressing.
- Toss the peas, bacon, and onion with the dressing after adding them.
Voila. It’s effortless! Fresh garden peas should be shelled and cooked for 5 minutes or until tender in boiling water to prepare a creamy pea salad. Drain entirely and let cool. Bacon pieces can be used instead of bacon if you’d like.
Can Bacon Pea Salad Be Freeze?
Simply put, no. Pea salad should not be frozen. You’ll most likely end up with a gross mush since the mayonnaise will separate and the sour cream will become gritty.
However, if you need to, prepare it in advance because it will keep in the fridge for a few days.
With delicate peas, cheddar cheese, and bacon, pea salad is a delectable summer side dish that will please any crowd.
|15 minutes to prepare
time period: 15 minutes
servings: Six portions
Ingredients for Bacon Pea Salad
- 8 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled
- 4 cups frozen peas defrosted
- ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded
- ⅓ cup diced red onion
- ⅓ cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons vinegar
- salt & pepper
- In a big basin, mix everything for the dressing using a whisk.
- Gently whisk in the cheese, bacon, onion, and peas.
- At least two hours before serving, refrigerate.
Calories: 372 | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 352mg | Potassium: 343mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 965IU | Vitamin C: 39.5mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 1.6mg