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English Pea Salad

This Old Fashioned English Pea Salad is a classic Southern side dish that is ready in 20-minutes!

Tender sweet peas nestled in a tangy mayonnaise sauce with bites of cheddar cheese and red onion - and the beauty of this easy recipe is that there's no cooking involved!


Makes 4 Cups

  • 12 oz frozen sweet peas , thawed

  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise

  • ⅓ cup sour cream

  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

  • ¼ cup red onion chopped

  • ¾ cups cheddar cheese cubed

  • salt and pepper, to taste

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  1. Rinse, drain and thaw frozen sweet peas

  2. Add peas, cheese and onion to a large bowl

  3. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, and vinegar in a small bowl; fold this mixture into the peas

  4. Taste for salt and pepper

  5. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes

  6. When ready to serve, let the salad sit out a few minutes; stir and serve

Notes Variations: Feel free to add any of the following to your salad:

  • Add one chopped boiled egg or cooked bacon crumbles

  • Drained pimento slices

  • Finely chopped red bell pepper

  • Finely chopped celery

Serve slightly chilled

This recipe is adapted from Smarty Pants Kitchen


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