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Creamy and crunchy salad with peas, bacon, and pecans
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Pea, Bacon, Pecan Salad

Creamy and crunchy salad with peas, bacon, and pecans.  Delicious everyday side dish!  Also, a great holiday salad, perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 422kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 10 oz peas , frozen
  • 6 slices bacon , cooked, drained of fat, and chopped
  • ½ cup pecans , chopped

Salad dressing:

  • ¼ cup mayo
  • ¼ cup sour cream or unflavored Greek Yogurt, or unflavored Kefir
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey , softened or warmed up
  • 1 tablespoons lemon juice , freshly squeezed
  • teaspoon salt or to taste

Instructions

  • Cook frozen peas according to cooking instructions (usually, by bringing water to boil, adding peas, reducing heat to medium in cooking in this water for 5 minutes). Drain.
  • Combine cooked peas, cooked and chopped bacon, and chopped pecans in a bowl.
  • In a small bowl, combine mayo and sour cream (or unflavored Green Yogurt or unflavored Kefir), mustard, honey, lemon or lime juice. Make sure the honey is softened, warm it up if needed, so it mixes in easily. Whisk the salad ingredients together and taste. Add about ⅛ teaspoon of salt, to taste.
  • Add salad dressing to the salad. Add more mustard or more lemon juice or more salt, if needed.

Nutrition

Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 437mg | Potassium: 309mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 630IU | Vitamin C: 29.8mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1.5mg