Pea Salad is one of my favorites. I love trying new ways to make it and using different ingredients each time. This salad is great served on lettuce leaves or just served as a side dish to any meal. I can make a meal of just the salad.1 (16 ounce) package frozen sweet peas, thawed and uncooked (I have used canned peas, too) 2 eggs, hard boiled and chopped 4 to 6 slices of bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled or 1 cup ham, cooked and chopped, optional 1/2 cup chopped green onion (could use regular onion) 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (can use any kind of cheese) 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds or 1/2 cup celery, chopped dash cayenne 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sour cream Combine uncooked, thawed peas, (I just thaw the peas in the microwave and drain) eggs, bacon or ham or both, onion, cheese, pepper, salt, garlic powder, celery seeds or celery and cayenne in a salad bowl. Mix in the mayonnaise and sour cream. Place in refrigerator for a couple of hours. Makes 6 to 8 servings. Enjoy. Note: You can also add tomatoes, green pepper, dill or sweet pickles, pimentos or water chestnuts to this salad. This is one you can use your own imagination and make it to your liking. We like the recipe above but I add both the bacon and ham to my salad. Enjoy! © The Southern Lady Cooks photos and text – All rights reserved. No copying, posting on other sites, or other uses allowed without written permission of the copyright holder. Click to follow The Southern Lady Cooks on Facebook.
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