Bacon Pea Salad

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Bacon Pea Salad with mayonnaise, bacon and crunchy sweet peas. The perfect southern summer side dish!

How to make bacon pea salad?

WHAT IS PEA SALAD?
It’s a creamy, cold side dish of peas, bacon and red onion with a mayonnaise dressing. It’s a classic at BBQs and potlucks in the South.

WHAT IS PEA SALAD?

Do you have to cook frozen peas for salad?
As a general rule, you do not have to cook frozen peas before making the peas salad. Most frozen veggies in the USA have been already blanched prior to freezing. Therefore, they are already “quickly cooked’ and safe to eat.

WHAT IS PEA SALAD?

How to make bacon pea salad?
First, defrost the peas under cold water.
In a skillet, cook the bacon until crispy and then crumble.
Then, mix together the dressing ingredients in a bowl.
Lastly, add the peas, bacon, and onion, and stir to coat with the dressing.

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Bacon Pea Salad

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Bacon Pea Salad with mayonnaise, bacon and crunchy sweet peas. The perfect southern summer side dish!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon Pea Salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 520kcal
Author: Luda huang

Equipment

  • bowl

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup red onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 slices Bacon cooked and crumbled

Instructions

  • Put frozen peas into a large bowl and let them sit for 10 minutes to begin to thaw.
  • Into a large bowl add red onion, mayonnaise, Kosher salt, black pepper and bacon.
  • Top with the peas and stir together until fully combined.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 520kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 699mg | Potassium: 648mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1753IU | Vitamin C: 92mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 4mg
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