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Easy Peasy Pea Salad

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Served chilled, this pea salad with bacon is a true crowd-pleaser, ideal for picnics, barbecues, or any gathering where you want to impress your guests with a dish that delivers both comfort and elegance. With the distinct aroma of bacon infusing the salad, it is a feast for the senses that promises to leave you longing for just one more delightful bite. Prepare to savor this delectable pea salad with bacon, a savory sensation that will have everyone coming back for seconds. Bon appétit!**

You Will Need

2 1/2 Cup Frozen Peas

1/2 Cup Best Foods Real Mayonnaise 

1/2 Cup shredded Colby Jack Cheese

1/2 small purple onion

4 Slices Bacon

Salt and Pepper To Taste


1. Blanch frozen peas for 2 min (bring to boil, for 2 min then drain) at this point you can place them in ice water or place them into the refrigerator until you get the rest of your ingredients together.

2. Fry bacon until crisp, drain grease, and cut into bite size pieces. (set aside)

3. Dice Onion (set aside)

4. Shred Cheese (set aside)

5. Mix Peas, Mayonnaise, Cheese, Onion and bacon in a serving bowl.  Salt and Pepper to taste.

6. Refrigerate until ready to eat. Best served cold.

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Notes:  Salt & Pepper To  Taste

To store pea salad properly and maintain its freshness, follow these steps:

  1. Refrigerate Promptly: If you have any leftover pea salad, refrigerate it as soon as possible after serving. Leaving it at room temperature for too long can lead to bacterial growth and spoilage.

  2. Use an Airtight Container: Transfer the pea salad into an airtight container. A container with a tight-fitting lid will prevent air from entering and keep the salad from drying out or absorbing unwanted odors from the refrigerator.

  3. Separate Dressing (if applicable): If your pea salad has a dressing, it's best to store the dressing separately from the salad. Keeping the dressing in a separate container helps maintain the salad's texture and prevents it from becoming soggy.

  4. Cover and Seal Well: If the pea salad contains other ingredients like bacon, cheese, or herbs, cover and seal it well to preserve its flavors and prevent cross-contamination with other foods in the refrigerator.

  5. Store in the Refrigerator: Place the sealed container in the refrigerator. The temperature should be set at 40°F (4°C) or lower to slow down bacterial growth and keep the salad safe to eat.

  6. Consume within 2-3 Days: Pea salad is best enjoyed when fresh. Consume it within 2-3 days of refrigeration for the best taste and texture.

  7. Gently Toss Before Serving: If the salad components have separated or the dressing has settled, gently toss the salad again before serving to redistribute the flavors.

  8. Check for Signs of Spoilage: Before eating any stored salad, check for any signs of spoilage, such as an off-smell, mold, or unusual texture. If you notice any of these, discard the salad immediately.

Remember that the quality of the pea salad may change slightly after refrigeration, especially if it contains delicate ingredients like fresh herbs. So, it's best to enjoy it at its freshest, preferably on the day of preparation or the day after.

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Pea salad is a versatile dish that can be customized in various ways. Here are some delicious pea salad variations to try:

  1. Creamy Pea Salad: Add a creamy element to your pea salad by mixing in some mayonnaise or sour cream. This version provides a luscious texture and complements the sweetness of the peas. You can also include diced hard-boiled eggs and some chopped dill for extra flavor.

  2. Bacon and Pea Salad: Enhance the savory side of the salad by incorporating crispy bacon pieces. The smoky and salty flavors of bacon pair wonderfully with the sweetness of peas. Toss in some cherry tomatoes and red onions for a burst of color and tanginess.

  3. Greek Pea Salad: Give your pea salad a Mediterranean twist by adding  olives, crumbled feta cheese, and a lemon-oregano vinaigrette. The briny olives and tangy feta cheese elevate the taste and create a refreshing and vibrant salad.

  4. Pea and Ham Salad: Combine diced cooked ham with fresh peas for a classic and satisfying flavor combination. Mix in some red bell peppers and green onions for added crunch and color. Dress it up with a honey-mustard dressing for a touch of sweetness.

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  1. Spicy Pea Salad: If you enjoy a bit of heat, consider adding sliced jalapeños or crushed red pepper flakes to your pea salad. The heat complements the sweetness of the peas and adds a spicy kick to each bite.

  2. Asian-inspired Pea Salad: Mix in some sliced snow peas, edamame, and shredded carrots for an Asian-inspired twist. Toss the salad with a sesame-ginger dressing for an aromatic and flavorful experience.

  3. Avocado Pea Salad: Incorporate diced avocado for a creamy and nutritious addition to your pea salad. Add cherry tomatoes, red onions, and cilantro for a burst of freshness. Drizzle with a lime-cumin dressing for a tangy finish.

  4. Herbed Pea Salad: Elevate the flavors with a blend of fresh herbs like mint, basil, and parsley. The herbs add a burst of freshness and elevate the overall taste of the salad.

  5. Caprese Pea Salad: Combine peas with mini mozzarella balls (bocconcini), cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil leaves. Dress it with a balsamic glaze and extra-virgin olive oil for a refreshing and elegant twist.

  6. Pea and Quinoa Salad: Add cooked quinoa to the pea salad for a boost of protein and texture. Mix in diced cucumbers, red bell peppers, and crumbled goat cheese. Dress it with a lemon-Dijon vinaigrette for a light and nutritious salad.


Feel free to experiment with these variations or create your own unique pea salad by combining ingredients you love. The possibilities are endless, and you can create a delicious pea salad for any season or occasion. Enjoy!

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