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. The simple ingredients include canned peas, onion, hard boiled eggs, celery, salt and pepper, cheddar cheese and mayonnaise.
This is one of those classic 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.
If you are looking for a lighter, low-fat option, try our Creamy Dill Pea Salad which features frozen peas and sour cream.
How To Make This Classic
It’s simple, actually almost too simple. Drain the peas. Chop the onions. Hard boil and chop the eggs. Chop the celery. Add them all to a bowl, and mix with salt, pepper, shredded cheddar cheese and mayonnaise. This old-fashioned salad will chill nicely, and even taste better after a couple hours in the refrigerator.
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.
Linking up to Weekend Potluck.
- 1 15 oz. can green peas, drained
- 2 Tablespoons onion chopped
- 3 hard boiled eggs chopped
- 1/4 cup celery chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
Mix all ingredients together gently, and serve!