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Crunchy Pea & Bacon Salad

An easy side 'salad' that features peas as the main ingredient instead of the traditional pasta.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12


  • 2-3 cups frozen peas thawed
  • 1 lb bacon cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/8 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup small cheddar cheese cubes


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the mayo, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, Worcestershire, & soy sauce.
  • Add in the peas, bacon, onion, and cheese. Gently toss until everything's evenly combined.
  • Chill for at least one hour before serving.


If you'd prefer a crisp pea that is more than just blanched, place the thawed peas in a pot. Cover them with water. Bring to a boil and let them cook for 1-2 minutes. Strain them, and immediately run them under cold water to stop cooking.