Pea Salad with Cashews and Bacon

The first time I tried this salad, I was a little apprehensive.  Peas as the main ingredient in a salad just seemed a little strange to me, but I loved it!  I think of it as a springtime dish, and often serve it with our Easter meal.  For me, the hardest part is not eating all of the bacon before I finish.

I don’t always use all of the sour cream/mayonnaise mixture, so add it gradually rather than all at once. I like to add the bacon and cashews just before serving so they don’t go soggy.  For the same reason, this doesn’t make for great leftovers, but hopefully you won’t have any.

Pea Salad with Cashews and Bacon
Pea Salad with Cashews and Bacon
Serves 6
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
294 calories
16 g
24 g
22 g
10 g
5 g
136 g
357 g
6 g
0 g
15 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
136g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 294
Calories from Fat 188
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g
33%
Saturated Fat 5g
27%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 24mg
8%
Sodium 357mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates 16g
5%
Dietary Fiber 4g
18%
Sugars 6g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A
15%
Vitamin C
53%
Calcium
5%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 (16 oz.) package peas, thawed
  2. 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  3. 1/2 cup celery, sliced
  4. 2 green onions, sliced
  5. 1/2 cup chopped cashews
  6. 1/3 cup sour cream
  7. 1/3 cup mayonnaise
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine peas, bacon, celery, green onions and cashews.
  2. Mix together sour cream and mayonnaise and add to other ingredients.
  3. Stir until well combined. Chill until serving.
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calories
294
fat
22g
protein
10g
carbs
16g
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Who Dished It Up First: My mom used to make this recipe.  I believe she found it in a cookbook put out by the women’s organization of our local church congregation.

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  1. I love pea salad and yours is quite different than the one I make. I like the addition of cashews and bacon.

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