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Southern Pea Salad

Southern Pea Salad

Charlotte Hancey
Crispy bacon, cheddar, boiled eggs, fresh dill and more are added to peas with a tangy, sweet dressing. The most beautiful and delicious salad!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Refrigerate 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups frozen peas
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
  • 4-6 oz cheddar cheese, cubed small
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 1/2 bunch green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped


  • In a large bowl, whisk together mayo, sour cream, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Blanche frozen peas by boiling for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop cooking. Set aside.
  • Add eggs, cheddar, bacon, green onions, dill and peas to the large bowl. Stir to combine well with the dressing.
  • Cover with plastic wrap, place in fridge and chill for 3 hours before serving.
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