Amish Pea Salad
Amish Pea Salad is a wonderful 5-ingredient side dish that can be whipped up in moments. Not only is this recipe easy, it is also very budget friendly and can serve many mouths. Using frozen peas, this dish really only requires cooking the bacon and the rest is just mixing!
This quintessential recipe can be easily modified to fit any of your taste preferences. Try swapping bacon for leftover ham or adding chives and any of your favorite spices. It's a perfect summer or spring salad!
If you like this type of vegetable salad, we also advise trying our Amish Cucumber Salad or Amish Broccoli Raisin Salad. This salad also goes well with Traditional Amish Potato Salad. Try for yourself!
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If you need some new picnic recipes, these vegetable salads are great additions that can be quickly prepared and serve many people. They are also easy to transport and can be prepared ahead of time!
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Amish Pea Salad
If you love green peas, this Amish Pea Salad will become your next go-to side dish. Perfect for any event or occasion, this is one of those dishes that will always be finished! Approved by all ages.
6 slices bacon, fried and crumbled
1 (16-ounce) bag of frozen green peas
1 1/3 c. mayonnaise
1 tbsp sugar
2/3 c. sweet onion, diced
1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded (mild or sharp, your choice)
Salt and pepper to taste
Defrost frozen peas by placing them in a colander and running cold water until fully defrosted. Alternatively, put frozen peas in the refrigerator a day ahead of time.
Mix mayonnaise, sugar, onion, cheese, and crumbled bacon. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Add the frozen peas and stir. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
- Allow peas to fully defrost and drain. Rinse with cold water to defrost. You can also leave the bag of frozen peas in the refrigerator a day ahead for quicker prep.
- Feel free to add ham instead of bacon or any leftover meats you may have on hand.
- Change up the dressing for ranch or sourcream.
- Use white sweet onion or red onion for sweetness.
How to store Amish Pea Salad?
Amish Pea Salad can be eaten for up to 3 days but best served fresh. Make sure to store pea salad in an airtight container for maximum freshness. Upon reserving, add some more mayonnaise for more creaminess.
What goes well with Amish Pea Salad?
Amish Pea Salad pretty much goes with everything! We recommend pairing it with any baked casserole dish or in combination with the following recipes: