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pea bacon salad recipe.
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Pea Bacon Salad

Rika
This pea bacon salad has a smooth and creamy texture, but the peas give it a nice pop in each bite. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by this salad and keep coming back to it, either by your own craving or by someone else's request! 
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 178 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound frozen peas, (thawed and drained)
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, (add more according to your liking).
  • ¼ teaspoon ground mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 7 slices of bacon strips, (cooked and crumbled)
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • teaspoon black pepper

Optional:

  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine all dressing ingredients. Add peas, bacon, and diced red onion. Mix well.
  • Refrigerate 1-2 hours before serving. Serve with some leftover shredded cheese and bacon crumbles.

Notes

Storing: You can store the leftover pea bacon salad in the fridge for 1-2 days. Do not freeze the leftover salad. 
To make ahead: thaw the frozen peas overnight in the fridge and combine all ingredients about 1-2 hours before serving. 
Mayonnaise: You can use regular mayonnaise or Miracle Whip. Miracle Whip contains lower calories and fat than mayonnaise, but it's also loaded with processed ingredients like high-fructose syrup and flavor enhancers. For that reason, if you are going to use Miracle Whip, skip the extra seasoning and sugar mentioned in this recipe. 

Nutrition

Sodium: 142mgCalcium: 68mgVitamin C: 23mgVitamin A: 514IUSugar: 4gFiber: 3gPotassium: 160mgCholesterol: 14mgCalories: 178kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gFat: 13gProtein: 5gCarbohydrates: 9gIron: 1mg
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