Classic Pea Salad

This Classic Pea Salad is a delightful mix of sweet and savory flavors, combining creamy dressing, crispy bacon, and sharp cheddar cheese. Perfect for picnics, potlucks, or a refreshing side dish.


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • 4 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, cubed small


  1. Dressing: In a large bowl, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, sugar, apple cider vinegar, and salt until smooth.
  2. Combine: Add the peas, bacon, onion, and cheese to the bowl. Stir gently to ensure everything is evenly coated with the dressing.
  3. Chill: Refrigerate the salad for at least 1 hour to blend the flavors. For extra flair, garnish with additional crumbled bacon before serving.

Enjoy this Classic Pea Salad as a refreshing side, offering a balance of textures and tastes that are sure to complement any meal.