This easy Pea Salad has a bit of a twist from its classic version. Its light and creamy dressing is tossed with crispy peas, bacon, pepper-jack cheese, and fresh mushrooms. It’s the perfect side dish for your next meal.
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons real mayonnaise
1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 16-ounce bag frozen peas
4 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
4 ounces pepper jack cheese, shredded
1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced then cut in half or diced
Rinse peas in cold water in a colander.
Stir together the sour cream, mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, milk, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and set aside.
Combine the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl.
Pour sour cream mixture over salad and toss until all of the ingredients are combined well.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Using a mandoline to thinly slice the red onion helps to get an excellent thin cut.
You can substitute 2 diced boiled eggs for the mushrooms if you prefer a more classic version of the pea salad.
Making the salad the day before helps blend the flavors together.
Keywords: Pea Salad