Uncle Bill’s Petite Pea Salad

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Servings: 8-10
  • About This Recipe

    “A very light salad to add to any dinner meals. I developed this recipe in 1995 and it has been a highly rated salad.”

    Ingredients

  • 2cupsfrozen tiny peas( whole)
  • 1/2 cupsour cream
  • 1/2 cupmayonnaise
  • 2teaspoonsdried dill weed
  • 2tablespoonsfinely chopped onions
  • 4tablespoonsfinely chopped celery
  • 3slicesbacon, fried until crispy
  • Directions

  • In a microwave-proof dish, microwave peas on HIGH (full power) for 2 minutes; stir.
  • Continue to microwave for an additional 2 minutes on HIGH (full power).
  • Drain and cool completely with cold water and ice cubes; then drain.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together peas, sour cream, mayonnaise, dill weed, onions and celery and mix well to blend.
  • Chill for at least 30 minutes in refrigerator.
  • Meanwhile, fry bacon until well done and crispy; DO NOT BURN.
  • Place fried bacon on paper toweling to drain.
  • Crumble bacon and garnish salad when serving.
  • Reviews

  • “I love this one, Uncle Bill.I, too left the peas whole, as that’s how we like them.I also threw in some shredded cheddar cheese.It is very refreshing and I will be using it often for picnics this summer!Thanks for a winner!”

  • “A wonderful salad.I have a recipe similar to this, and to tell the truth, I love this one better as it uses frozen peas.I think the mayonnaise and sour cream flavored with dill and onion is terreific.I didn’t use light sour cream or mayonnaise, as I wanted to try the recipe as written, but next time I think I will experiment.The bacon gives a nice crunchy flavor that goes well with the peas.Thanks for posting your tried and true recipe.I will be using this again.”

  • “Delicious recipe. The only change was to leave the peas whole instead of chopping.We will be making this recipe often.Thanks, “Uncle Bill.” “

  • “I really liked this.I did not use the bacon cause I am trying really hard to cut down on that stuff.Used low fat mayo and low fat sour cream.Thought there was plenty of “juice” so I add another cup of peas and another couple of tablespoons of onions and had lunch for 2 days!Thanks Unk.”

  • “Excellent — refreshing and crisp!We really enjoyed this along with a hamburger and some baked beans.The crunch of all of the ingredients together was fabulous.Will be making this one a regular!Thanks Uncle Bill!!”

  • “A wonderful and easy alternative to the usual salads. Sweet peas, crunchy onions and celery, and the sweet, sour tang of a sour cream-mayo dressing. Dill weed accentsall the other flavors and bacon adds a salty richness. I made the recipe as directed and would not change anything.My 4 star rating = very good, will make it again without any significant changes. “

  • “A great summer salad. I used fresh peas, just blanched in boiling water for a few minutes so they retained some of their crunch. I used red onion so it would add some colour to the salad. The different ingredients work very well together. Make sure you leave time to chill the finished dish so the flavours blend nicely.”

  • “I’m usually a little leery of those pea salads found at potlucks, but if it’s an Uncle Bill recipe, it has to be good.And it is.I love the dill addition.Nothing overpowering and lends itself well to any meal, fancy or not.”

  • “Anton Ego agrees with the cook that says “too much dressing” Perhaps either do not make as much as called for OR add by bits, tasting between adds. I also didn’t liketheaddition of cheese. The recipie by itself is fine. In factasfd,sd it’s good — and I don’t say that easily.”

  • “I used fresh dill and green onions from the garden for this lovely salad. I didn’t bother cooking the frozen peas, instead just thawing them.So delicious”

  • “this is exactly how I make it only with the addition of 1/2 c. parmesan or cheddar and don’t chop the frozen peas.Been doing it this way since the early 80’s.Wonderful to find others think along the same lines!!!!Great Job Bill!
    Considering I am one that LOATHES peas normally unless they’re only thawed from freezing this salad says alot.”

  • “A very nice salad.I don’t think it needs bacon.I used more peas than the recipe called for.I did add a little extra dill as well.My guests loved it thanks.”

  • “Loved it!! My freezer died yesterday and in an attempt to save all the veggies I found your recipe! I took this salad to a group dinner last night and everyone raved!! They want me to bring to the July 4th gathering too! Thanks!”

  • “This was an awesome twist to a plain ole pea salad.I added 2 boiled eggs and 2t. of horseradish for a kick.I also left out the celery as I don’t like raw celery.But this was great and I will be making again!Thanks :)”

  • “Excellent salad. I did add some small vermont cheddar cubes and used quite a bit more bacon (personal choice, I love bacon), but otherwise followed the recipe. This was just so good. Thanks for posting.”

  • “Some people say they don’t care for peas. I really urge them to try this salad. This is a wonderful way to serve peas and so easy to put together. We loved it and reminds me of a salad I had once in Denmark. I did stir in small cheddar cheese pieces before garnishing the top with the bacon. Uncle Bill, you’ve done it again!”

  • “This is a very yummy salad!I added cubed cheddar cheese right before I served it.Next time I will probably add more peas, as there is a lot of the sauce.Thanks so much for sharing!”

  • “This salad was light and very tasty. I think it tastes better the next day. We added fresh chives and water chestnuts and it was so good. Be careful when stirring.”

  • “This was a very nice pea salad. Loved the dill.Thanks for posting.”

  •