A delightful and easy-to-make classic salad. This dish is a throwback to simpler times, featuring sweet green peas, creamy cheese, and crispy bacon in a rich, tangy dressing. It’s a perfect side for picnics, potlucks, or a comforting family meal.


  • 4 cups frozen green peas, thawed
  • 4 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Optional: 1/4 cup diced celery for extra crunch


  1. Prepare the Ingredients: Place the thawed peas in a large bowl. Add the crumbled bacon, cubed cheddar cheese, chopped red onion, and chopped hard-boiled eggs. If using, also add the diced celery.
  2. Make the Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, apple cider vinegar, and sugar until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Combine and Mix: Pour the dressing over the pea mixture and gently stir until all ingredients are well coated.
  4. Chill: Cover and refrigerate the salad for at least 1 hour before serving. This allows the flavors to blend together nicely.
  5. Serve: Before serving, give the salad a gentle stir to redistribute the dressing. Adjust seasoning if necessary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 210
  • Fat: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Protein: 8g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Chilling Time: 1 hour


  • Serves: 6 people

Old-Fashioned Pea Salad is a nostalgic and comforting dish, perfect for those who enjoy classic flavors. The combination of sweet peas, salty bacon, creamy cheese, and a tangy dressing makes for a delightful side that’s both satisfying and easy to make. Enjoy this salad at your next gathering or family meal!

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