Pea salad in a bowl.

Creamy Pea Salad

This Creamy Pea Salad is made with frozen green peas, cheddar, red onion and bacon tossed with light Ranch dressing. Great summer side dish for potlucks!

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword chickpea salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
chilling time 30 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 366 kcal
Author Anna


for salad:

  • 1 lb frozen green peas
  • 4 oz. mild cheddar
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 6 slices bacon

for dressing:

  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup Ranch dressing
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
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  1. Cook bacon to crispy, cool and chop. Set aside.
  2. Cube cheddar, set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine frozen peas (no need to thaw them), bacon, cubed cheddar and chopped onion. Toss gently.
  4. In a measuring cup, combine mayo, sour cream, Ranch dressing, vinegar, salt, pepper and parsley. Mix well. Pour dressing over salad. Toss gently to coat.
  5. Cover bowl with salad with saran wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.

Recipe Notes

The reason I used frozen, green peas in this salad, is the texture. I like it better than from canned peas. You can use what you prefer, of course. Just make sure to drain and rinse them well before tossing with the rest of the ingredients. There is no need to thaw the frozen peas ahead of time. Simply mix everything together and by them time you are ready to serve this salad, the peas will be thawed.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Pea Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 366 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 638mg28%
Potassium 293mg8%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 940IU19%
Vitamin C 33.3mg40%
Calcium 174mg17%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.