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Classic Pea Salad

Classic Pea Salad

A Picnic Perfect Side: Classic Pea Salad with Creamy Dressing

Imagine a delightful side dish that's bursting with color, flavor, and texture. This Classic Pea Salad with Creamy Dressing is a picnic or potluck essential, offering a refreshing and vibrant complement to any main course.

A Symphony of Sweet and Savory:

This salad features the vibrant green of peas, perfectly complemented by the smoky savor of crumbled bacon. A creamy dressing, made with sour cream, mayonnaise, a touch of sugar, and apple cider vinegar, ties everything together beautifully. Diced red onion adds a subtle kick, while sharp cheddar cheese cubes offer pops of salty delight. Every bite is a delightful explosion of taste and texture.

Effortless and Refreshing:

This recipe is the epitome of simplicity. A quick whisk creates the creamy dressing, while readily available ingredients come together in minutes. The use of frozen peas eliminates the need for podding, saving you valuable time in the kitchen. Whether you're prepping for a summer gathering or just looking for a refreshing side dish, this Classic Pea Salad is sure to please.

Step-by-Step Guide to Picnic Perfection:

  1. A Creamy Dream (Dressing): In a large bowl, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, sugar, apple cider vinegar, and salt. This creamy concoction will be the base of your flavorful salad.

  2. Bringing it All Together: Add the thawed peas, crumbled bacon, diced red onion, and cubed cheddar cheese to the bowl with the creamy dressing. Gently fold everything together until the peas and other ingredients are well-coated.

  3. The Importance of Chilling: For the flavors to meld beautifully and the salad to reach its peak of refreshment, cover the bowl and refrigerate it for at least 1 hour before serving. The chilled salad is perfect for a hot summer day.

  4. A Touch of Garnish: When ready to serve, garnish your Classic Pea Salad with additional crumbled bacon for a delightful textural contrast and a burst of smoky flavor. Enjoy!