classic pea salad homemade


Certainly! Here's a classic recipe for pea salad:

**Classic Pea Salad**


- 2 cups frozen peas, thawed

- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, cubed or shredded

- 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped

- 1/4 cup celery, finely chopped

- 1/4 cup mayonnaise

- 1/4 cup sour cream (or Greek yogurt for a lighter option)

- 1 tablespoon white vinegar or apple cider vinegar

- 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)

- Salt and pepper to taste

- 4-6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled (optional, for added flavor)

- Chopped fresh parsley or dill for garnish (optional)


1. **Prepare the Dressing:** In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, sugar (if using), salt, and pepper until well combined. Adjust seasoning to taste.

2. **Combine Salad Ingredients:** In a large mixing bowl, combine the thawed peas, cheddar cheese, red onion, and celery. 

3. **Add Dressing:** Pour the dressing over the pea mixture and gently toss until everything is evenly coated.

4. **Chill:** Cover the salad bowl with plastic wrap or transfer to an airtight container. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.

5. **Serve:** Before serving, if desired, sprinkle crumbled bacon on top and garnish with chopped parsley or dill.

6. **Enjoy!** Serve chilled as a side dish or as a refreshing salad on its own.

**Note:** You can customize this recipe by adding other ingredients such as chopped hard-boiled eggs, diced ham, or even a sprinkle of shredded carrots for added color and crunch. Adjust the dressing ingredients according to your taste preference, whether you prefer a tangier or creamier salad.