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EASIEST Pea Salad

This yummy Pea Salad, made with bacon and blue cheese, is the perfect Springtime side dish. Be sure to try this soon!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword pea salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 282kcal
Author Lauren

Ingredients

  • 20 oz shelled fresh english peas
  • 2 oz crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled bacon I use the precrumbled kind from Costco
  • 1/2 cup real mayonnaise
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill

Instructions

  • Bring pot of water to boil. Salt water and add in peas. Cook 90 seconds to 2 minutes. Drain and submerge into ice water. Drain again and pour onto clean dish towels to dry. As you dry peas, sort through them to remove any brown peas or random debris, like stalks and leaves. Pour peas into large bowl. Add in cheese and bacon.
  • For the dressing, stir mayonnaise, salt, pepper and dill together until smooth. Pour over peas and stir to coat. Either serve immediately or chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Notes

If you can't find the fresh peas, get some frozen ones and defrost them quickly in a colander with warm water. Once they are defrosted, run some cold water over them to chill and then dry on a clean kitchen towel. You can also defrost in the fridge overnight, just be sure to rinse and dry them before using. No need to blanch them like you would using the fresh peas.

Nutrition

Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 417mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 817IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 2mg