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simple pea salad with water chestnuts

Simple pea salad

  • Author: Bull Garlington
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


This simple pea salad will elevate your entire dinner when used as a side and stand out as a main course for a bright vegetarian meal.


Units Scale
  • 1 16ounce bag of frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise (vegan mayonnaise can be used)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon white vinegar (for authenticity, apple cider and really any clear vinegar works)
  • 1 small bunch (about six) of green onions, sliced into thin discs, including some of the green leaves
  • 4 slices of bacon, fried or baked until crisp and crumbled (healthier version: use water chestnuts!)
  • A speck (this is a grandma measurement equal to a scant dollop which is about half a teaspoon) of sour cream (vegan sour cream can be used)
  • 1 SINGLE dash of Worcestershire sauce (optional)
  • 1 SINGLE dash of Louisiana Hot Sauce (optional)
  • 4 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese (vegan cheddar can be used)
  • a scant pinch of sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In your serving bowl, stir the mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, sugar, and black pepper. If you’re using Worcestershire Sauce or hot sauce, add them too.
  2. Add the peas, onions, and cheese, mix well
  3. Salt to taste, mix one last time to make it pretty
  4. Top with the bacon. Or water chestnuts.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.


This goes very well with a nice warm slice of tomato pie.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: side
  • Cuisine: southern