Classic Pea Salad



1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon salt, plus 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


Prepare the Dressing: In a large bowl, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, sugar, apple cider vinegar, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt until well combined.

Combine the Ingredients: To the bowl, add the thawed peas, cooked and crumbled bacon, diced red onion, and cubed cheddar cheese.

Mix the Salad: Gently stir the mixture, ensuring that the peas, bacon, onion, and cheese are evenly coated with the dressing.

Chill: Refrigerate the salad for at least 1 hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld together. This chilling time also enhances the salad’s texture.

Garnish and Serve: Before serving, you can garnish the salad with additional crispy bacon if desired for extra flavor and texture.

This Classic Pea Salad is a refreshing and flavorful dish that's sure to be a hit at any gathering. Enjoy the creamy dressing, the crunch of fresh peas, the savory bacon, and the rich taste of cheddar cheese in every bite!