This Old-Fashioned Pea Salad is simple to make but is always a crowd-pleaser at our family gatherings. You just combine all the ingredients, mix and this pea salad is ready to serve.
This is one of those recipes that is always on the table when our mom’s siblings (and their families) gather for a meal. Our Aunt Terri has made this Old-Fashioned Pea Salad for years. If she does not bring it, she hears about it the entire time the family is together.
Barbara asked Aunt Terri if she would let us share it here on our blog and she graciously agreed.
What is the one dish that is a must have at your family gatherings? Does the same person have to make it every time or can anyone in the family volunteer to bring it?
This is a humble salad but it is sure to please. We love how simple the ingredients are and how fast this pea salad is to throw together. And, the celery gives this salad a great crunch with the canned peas.
This salad uses three hard-boiled eggs. If you are going to the trouble of making hard-boiled eggs, go ahead and make a few extra for deviled eggs or this Luscious Lettuce Salad in a Jar.
Old-Fashioned Pea Salad
Using just one can of peas, this recipe is perfect for a side dish for a normal meal without too many leftovers. However, it can easily be doubled (or tripled) for cookouts and pitch-ins. This pea salad can be eaten right away or chilled for later.
- 1 (15 oz.) can green peas, drained
- 2 Tablespoons onion, chopped
- 3 hard boiled eggs, chopped
- ¼ cup celery, chopped
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- Mix all ingredients together gently, and serve!