This easy pea salad has sweet, crunchy pieces of onions mixed with creamy bites of Cheddar cheese. Growing up, a friend of the family made us this pea salad that we love to this day. It’s just standard stuff: peas, mayonnaise, egg, cheese, and onion. That’s it!
Peas. You either love them or hate them right? I love peas. One of the only veggies I actually like to eat. Even if you don’t like peas, this creamy pea salad is a potluck staple. I have been making some classics here on the blog lately. Ones that I have grown up with and are always at a potluck or family gathering. This creamy pea salad is one of them. It is a southern favorite and really popular. And filled with bacon, it makes it even better!
I love this pea salad because it is so simple to make. I am usually in a hurry to make something quick for a BBQ and that is why I love to make this dish. You just have to add in some thawed peas, bacon, cubed cheese, and red onion and toss it in a creamy mixture. It is ready to go out the door in no time at all.
3 (14.5 ounce) cans sweet peas, drained
3 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
3/4 cup Cheddar cheese cubes
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup onion, chopped
salt and ground black pepper to taste
Mix sweet peas, eggs, Cheddar cheese cubes, mayonnaise, and onion together in a bowl until ingredients are coated in mayonnaise; season with salt and pepper.