Easy Bacon Pea Salad: It doesn't get much easier or tastier than this cold salad of peas, crispy bacon, crunchy red onions, and creamy dressing. Serve with grilled or roasted chicken, pork, fish, or even ham!

Bacon Pea Salad

Adapted from and with thanks to the talented Amy of She Wears Many Hats. The sweet POP of the pea, creamy mayonnaise dressing, crunchy mild red onion, and crispy bacon taste great right after being stirred together, but they taste even better after having sat in the refrigerator for a day.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 312 kcal
Author Rebecca Lindamood


  • 1 pound of bacon cooked according to package instructions, drained and crumbled or finely chopped
  • 2 pounds frozen peas thawed in the refrigerator overnight
  • 3/4 cup coarsely grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 small red onion peeled, and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  1. Stir together all of the ingredients and serve immediately, or (preferably) put in a tupperware, Gladware, or other tightly covered container in the refrigerator to give the flavours a chance to meld for an hour but up to three days prior to serving. Give it a gentle stir from top to bottom before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Bacon Pea Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 454mg19%
Potassium 272mg8%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 690IU14%
Vitamin C 30.6mg37%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.