English Pea Salad

A light and easy side dish – and a family favorite in our home!

When my husband and I were first dating, I discovered English Pea Salad was one of his favorite dishes. Every time we visited a salad buffet, his plate always had a sizeable helping. I knew I would have to create a recipe he loved. So far, so good . . .

4-slices of uncured turkey bacon
1-pound frozen (unthawed) peas
½ red onion, sliced or cut in pieces as preferred
2-hard boiled eggs, shelled and chopped
1-tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice
¼ cup light mayo
¼ cup light sour cream
Organic lemon pepper to taste
1-tsp organic basil
2-3 ounces shredded or grated white cheddar
Half a diced yellow bell pepper (for a little more color and crunch)

Boil the eggs until hard. When cool, slice/chop and set aside

In a large skillet, cook bacon until browned and crisp. Remove from pan and drain. When cool, cut/break into small pieces or strips

Whisk mayo, sour cream, and lemon juice in a large bowl; season with lemon pepper and basil. Add peas, chopped eggs, bell pepper, and onion.

Gently fold in cheddar and bacon

Serve immediately or refrigerate in an air-tight container

Here are a few kitchen helpers I found on Amazon for preparing this recipe. Just click on the photos below for more info and the link.

Veggie Chopper

Once you own one, you’ll never be without it. These versatile helpers make food prep a cinch!


When it comes to whisks, one size doesn’t fit all. I keep several in my kitchen to match the job!

Zyliss Cheese Grater

I prepared cheese by hand for years, until I found an easier way. And my knuckles are very “grate”ful . . .

Storage Containers

Food storage is a priority for both fresh, frozen, and those delicious left-overs. I fill ’em up fast in my kitchen!