pea salad


This crunchy pea salad is bursting with flavors of Spring and fresh ingredients, that are tossed in a delicious dressing everyone will love. This is quick and easy to make, and you can make it ahead and keep it in the refrigerator ready to serve whenever you need it. This is sure to be a favorite.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword pea salad recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 295kcal


  • 1 16 ounce bag of frozen peas
  • 1 6 - 8 ounce fresh pea pods
  • 1 can water chestnuts drained
  • 4 stalks celery washed and sliced
  • 1 small sweet onion peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar and jack cheese
  • 1 cup crumbled bacon 8 slices
  • 1 15 - 16 ounce package of crunchy tortilla strips usually found with the salad toppings
  • 2 cups Miracle whip
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • In a large serving bowl, combine the frozen peas, fresh pea pods, water chestnuts, celery, onion, cheese, and bacon. Stir all together, and set aside. In a blender, combine the Miracle Whip, rice wine vinegar, sour cream, sugar, honey Dijon mustard, garlic, seasoned pepper, and salt, and blend until well mixed. 
  • Remove blender canister, and scrape down sides of the canister to make sure all ingredients are mixed. Pour the dressing over the salad, and toss with two large spoons to coat all salad ingredients.
  •  If serving immediately, add tortilla strips to salad. If making ahead; cover bowl, and place in refrigerator until time to serve. 
  • Remove from refrigerator when ready to serve, and give the salad a good stir to make sure dressing is well blended. 
  • Add tortilla strips to salad just before serving. Enjoy!


NOTE: OPTIONAL: You can also add chopped red bell pepper, shredded carrots, cashews, peanuts, or chopped bok choy to the salad, or other favorite ingredients if desired.


Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 1119mg | Potassium: 336mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 780IU | Vitamin C: 27.2mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 1.5mg