Homemade Pea Salad Recipe Just Like Mom Makes It (2024)

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This classic pea salad recipe is perfect with ham and great at potlucks. Made with just a few ingredients: peas ham, cheese, onion and Mayo; this easy pea salad is always a hit.

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Homemade Pea Salad- Just Like Mom Makes

This pea salad recipe is a recipe that my mom has always made at every holiday get together. It’s definitely a family favorite and I have been asking for the recipe for years.

She always tells me she doesn’t have a recipe she just makes it by taste.

On our way home from this past thanksgiving meal, I asked my hubby what his favorite dish served at the thanksgiving meal (excluding desserts) and he said, (to my surprise – I thought he would go for something “meatier”) “Your mom’s pea salad. It’s one of the best ones I’ve had.”

So this year at Christmas my mom and I got together and made the pea salad. I wrote down the exact amount needed for each ingredient. (Or at least the amounts according to our tastes, lol) and now I have the recipe to share!

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Ingredients in Pea Salad?

  • Sweet peas
  • Boiled Eggs
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Dill relish
  • Mayo
  • salt and pepper to taste

Some people add in some onion, bacon, or other options, but that is entirely up to you.

How to Make Pea Salad

The one and basic direction? Chop everything up, mix it all together in a bowl. Seriously, that’s it!

HOWEVER, I do have one very, very, very important tip.

Whatever you do, make certain that you don’t skimp on the peas that you buy. You want peas that are good and ones that retain their shape and keep their outer layer on. Don’t get the mushy peas! Don’t!!!

Before diving right into the Pea Salad recipe, let’s clear up a few common questions that people always ask.

How Long Does Pea Salad Last in the Fridge?

If you keep it in a sealed container, I would say that it’s good to eat within the next 4 days.

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Can You Make this Classic Pea Salad Ahead of Time?

Sure! If you can plan ahead and get it done, go for it! There’s nothing wrong with letting those flavors marinate together a bit before eating. But only make it one day ahead at the most.

What Entrees Pair Best with Pea Salad?

This is up to your taste buds of course, but in our house, we love it with ham, turkey, or roast chicken. The recipe is really versatile so it pairs nicely with almost any type of meat dish.

Can I Use Frozen Peas?

Of course! Just make sure they are thawed and drained before using. Frozen peas even have a prettier bright green color, so you might opt for that. We have always used canned peas, so I stuck with that. IMO frozen peas have a slightly different flavor than canned, – not bad, just different.

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More holiday side dishes you might like:

  • Sausage and Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe
  • Quick and Easy Jalapeno Popper Rolls
  • Apple and Walnut Salad
  • My Favorite Broccoli Salad Recipe
  • Easy 5 Minute Tropical Fruit Salad
  • Black Cherry Jello Salad Recipe
  • No Mixer, Super Easy Banana Bread Recipe (is banana bread a side dish, lol?)

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  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Sides
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This creamy pea salad is a classic side dish. Perfect with ham and great at potlucks. Made with just a few ingredients: peas ham, cheese, onion and Mayo; it’s always a hit.

Ingredients

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  • 2 cans sweet peas
  • 4 eggs, diced
  • 7 oz cheddar cheese, cubed into small pieces
  • 4 tbs dill relish
  • 6 tbsp mayo
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional: 1/3 cup finely diced onion (I leave it out as not everyone likes the onion)

Instructions

  1. Drian cans of peas VERY well and add to large bowl.
  2. Spoon relish into the bowl, squeezing out as much of the juice as you can.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredient and mix till everything is thoroughly coated with the Mayo
  4. Refrigerate covered until ready to serve.

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About the AuthorJamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.
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