Creamy Crunchy Bacon Pea Salad
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We love this pea salad.Creamy Crunchy Bacon Pea Salad is quick, economical, made tasty with a secret ingredient and the addition of toasted pecans. Swap out some greek yogurt for the mayo and it's healthier, too. If you love peas, you'll love this salad alongside ham, any kind of chicken, pork chops, burgers, etc.
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10-12 servings
  • 2-12oz. bags of frozen peas, thawed and patted with paper towels to remove moisture
  • ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup red onion, diced
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • ⅓ cup full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 oz. bacon, cooked to crispy and drained on paper towels, broken or chopped into pieces
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries, lightly chopped
  • ⅓ cup pecans, toasted and lightly chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon flat leaf parsley, chopped (optional)
  1. In a large bowl, mix dressing ingredients. mayo, Greek yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt & pepper. Stir or whisk dressing ingredients.
  2. Add peas, cranberries, pecans, and cheese. Lightly toss.
  3. Add bacon and lightly toss until combined.
  4. Chill salad in the refrigerator for one hour.
  5. Serve.
  6. Note: Can make salad night before. But add the pecans, cheese, and bacon immediately before serving.
Recipe by At Mimi's Table at