Cold English Pea Salad

This simple English Pea Salad is a great accompaniment to any picnic or pot luck. Served cold, this classic side dish is simple and easy to prepare and makes the perfect accompaniment to grilled or BBQ’d meats, fried chicken, steamed seafood, or even sandwiches.

A bowl of English Pea Salad on a woven mat with wooden serving spoons, dishes and napkins in the background.

Creamy English Pea Salad is a dish I remember from my childhood. While we ate it mostly in the summer months at barbecues and backyard parties usually with grilled meats and kabobs, but it is a great side dish for any time of the year.

To fully enjoy this salad, it helps if you’re a fan of peas but do know that some people (like me) who don’t usually eat peas, will often eat pea salad. I do not know why this phenomenon occurs, but it does! This is great with just about anything off the barbecue grill, so give it a try!

 a large serving bowl filled with ingredients for English pea Salad: peas, cheese, red onions, mayonnaise, herbs and seasonings.
A traditional Pea Salad will usually begin with frozen or canned peas, red onions, and a dressing of mayonnaise, sour cream, or a combination of the two and can easily be customized to your own liking with any add-ins you please. I like adding the fresh red onions and bits of cubed cheese but you can try any blend of ingredients you chose. I’ve even seen some varieties with bacon, so it’s really up to you.
A bowl of english pea salad

This simple and easy to follow recipe for Creamy English Pea Salad is really a great side dish for any time of the year.

Creamy English Pea & Carrot Salad

Ronda Eagle | Kitchen Dreaming
This simple and easy to follow recipe for Creamy English Pea Salad is really a great side dish for any time of the year.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 5 mins
Course side
Cuisine British
Servings 5 - 6 serving
Calories 187 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise , homemade or store bought
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt , or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper , or to taste
  • 18 ounces frozen peas , thawed
  • 1 cup frozen diced carrots , thawed
  • 1/2 cup of chopped red onions
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese , cubed

Instructions
 

  • Add the mayonnaise to a large bowl, add salt and pepper; mix well and then set aside.
  • Add the peas, onion, bacon and cheese. Toss, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

I like adding the fresh red onions and bits of cubed cheese, but you can try any blend of ingredients you chose. I've even seen some versions that include crumbled bacon, so it's really up to you.

Nutrition

Calories: 187kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 6gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 644mgPotassium: 117mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 3781IUVitamin C: 2mgVitamin D: 1µgVitamin E: 1mgVitamin K: 21µgCalcium: 177mgFolate: 15µgIron: 1mgZinc: 1mg
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