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Creamy Pea Salad ready to serve in a white bowl with a blue patterned handled spoon and cloth napkin

Creamy Pea Salad

This Creamy Salad is no-fuss, low-carb side dish that is perfect for midweek meals.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, British, Western
Keyword pea salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 163kcal


For the pea salad:

  • 450 g (1 lb) green peas fresh or defrosted from frozen
  • 128 g (1 cup) cooked bacon cubes or pancetta
  • 96 g (3/4 cup) mature sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 3 tablespoon red onion finely chopped

For the sour cream dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1-2 tablespoons half fat mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • salt to taste


  • combine peas, bacon, grated cheese and red onion
  • mix together salad dressing ingredients
  • add as much of the dressing as you want to the salad and mix until combined
  • serve with client name Cornish pasties.


Recipe Tips 
  • I like to make this sweet pea salad ahead of time and then stick it in the fridge for a bit to allow the flavours to blend. Do a quick mix when you’re ready to serve.
  • You can easily make the dressing using all mayonnaise if you prefer.
  • Adding in a tablespoon of chutney works wonders, too.
  • Prefer your salad to be really creamy? Add in an extra dollop of sour cream and/or mayonnaise.
Serving Suggestions
Instant Pot Pork Chops
Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Breast
Cajun Crispy Air Fried Fish
Weight Watchers Points 
There are 4 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this Salad.


Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 573mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 630IU | Vitamin C: 22.8mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 0.9mg