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Using just one can of peas, this Old-Fashioned Pea Salad 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.
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Old-Fashioned Pea Salad

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy peasy pea salad, old-fashioned pea salad, pea salad with eggs
Servings: 8
Calories: 135kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 15 ounces canned 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

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients together gently.
    Using just one can of peas, this Old-Fashioned Pea Salad 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.
  • Chill, if you want, and serve.
    Using just one can of peas, this Old-Fashioned Pea Salad 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.

Notes

  • This is a peas salad recipe using canned peas. Be sure to drain the peas well before adding to the salad.
  • Chop the onions and celery into a small dice or chop so that aren't larger than the peas.
  • Double or triple this recipe for a pitch-in or potluck!
  • Eat immediately if desired, or let it chill for a few hours in the fridge to let the flavors marinate together. 
  • If you are looking for a lighter, low-fat option, try our Creamy Dill Pea Salad which features frozen peas and sour cream. Or if you love all things bacon, try our Easy Bacon Pea Salad.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 599IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg