With only a 5 minute prep time, this recipe is perfect for a quick holiday or any-day meal. Whether you’re cooking for two or need a quick veggie dish to serve unexpected guests, you can whip this up in a flash.
Not only is it nice to serve with a main meal, but it’s super with sandwiches for a light evening meal. This is especially true if you’ve attended a holiday gathering and brought home leftover roast beef, turkey, or ham. My family has even been known to make a whole meal of this by just adding a few crackers!
Whenever you decide to serve this quick & easy pea salad, it’s well worth having it in your recipe collection.
In a medium size bowl, add the drained peas.
Next add the cheese. If you aren’t a cheddar cheese fan, swap this out with your favorite flavor.
The onion comes next. You’ll want a sweet onion such as a Vidalia or red onion. You might also try using green onions.
Next add the bacon crumbles. If you want to make your own, that’s fine. Otherwise, simply buy packaged bacon bits or pre-cooked bacon from the grocery store.
The final item to add is your dressing. You can add the mayonnaise, sugar and milk directly to the bowl and stir to mix or blend those items together in a separate bowl. Then pour the dressing over the pea ingredients as we’ve done here.
Fold to ensure everything is well coated. Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. This dish is best if allowed to sit for about 45 minutes prior to eating; however, you can serve it immediately.