Southern Pea Salad

Easter is almost here and I have the perfect side dish for your holiday gatherings. My Southern Pea Salad will brighten up your table in color and flavor! I created this recipe for Lee’s Marketplace and people are loving it. It has cheese and bacon in it…need I say more??? It’s so easy too! Look how short the directions are! This is one of those things that is even better the next day so give yourself time to make in advance. I hope y’all love this as much as my family did!

Southern Pea Salad

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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¼ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup sour cream
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
24 oz frozen peas
3 large hard-boiled eggs
8 oz cheddar cheese, cut in small cubes
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
½ bunch green onions, sliced
2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped


Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Blanch frozen peas by boiling for just 2 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop cooking. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together mayo, sour cream, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Add the rest of the ingredients, gently folding until everything is combined well. Taste and add more salt and pepper if desired.
Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.

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