We go through a lot of peas in our house! Even though the kids would gladly eat them straight out of the freezer, Eric and I need a bit more variety. So since it’s summer, a pea salad seemed like the perfect alternative for a side dish. It was a hit with everyone, which I completely expected.
I used frozen peas for our salad, although I’m holding out hope that I’ll be able to use some peas fresh from our garden before the end of summer. I haven’t talked much about our garden, but it’s doing great and everything seems to be flourishing, although we haven’t yet been able to harvest anything. Hopefully that will change someday soon!
Green Pea Salad
- 1/2 c. mayonnaise
- 2 T. sugar
- 1 T. vinegar
- 1 t. salt
- 1/2 t. pepper
- 1/2 t. thyme
- 1/4 c. sliced green onions
- 5 slices bacon, diced and cooked
- 3 c. peas (frozen or fresh)
1. Combine mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, salt, pepper and thyme in a large bowl. Stir in green onions, bacon and peas until completely mixed. Refrigerate until serving.
This couldn’t be any easier, yet it tastes so good! It’s best to make at least a few hours ahead of time so that the flavors have a chance to develop fully. And it’s easily doubled or tripled for a crowd.