Published Jun 13th
Prep 15m Cook - Additional - Ready In 15m
Servings 10 servings Calories 333.2

This is the pea salad everyone begs for at any event or anytime we make it. Easy and so addictive. Most folks are sure there is bacon in the recipe, but there is none needed for the fabulous flavor.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 (16 ounce) packages frozen petite peas
  • 6 ounces smoke-flavored almonds, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise, or more to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place frozen peas in a colander; rinse under cold water until thawed. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Add almonds and onions; mix well. Fold mayonnaise and black pepper into pea mixture until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 333.2
  • Carbohydrate 17.4 g
  • Cholesterol 8.4 mg
  • Fat 26.8 g
  • Fiber 6 g
  • Protein 8.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.4 g
  • Sodium 283.5 mg
  • Sugar 6.4 g


  1. This was good but I tend to like a lot of stuff in these types of recipes. I made it as is and it was kind of bland for me. I added an aged white cheddar chopped boiled egg celery and nuked some turkey bacon for on top. I do really like the almonds in - Read more ...
  2. Much better using sour cream with just enough mayo to mello out the sour cream. In addition add a couple chopped green onions and bacon crumbles. Chopped water chestnuts go very good in this as well.
  3. Thought this combo was delicious! To those of you wondering about the "white and brown chunks" am sure those are pieces of onion and the chopped almonds.
  4. If you want the bacon flavor without the almonds simply use salad baco-n-bits or fry some bacon to a crisp. The white chunks in the salad is probably the onion chunked. However I have put chicken chunks in pea salad. You can also use less mayo than the recipe calls for and if you prefer - Read more ...
  5. Wonderful salad for those who enjoy peas. Easy followed recipe to a T.
  6. The smoke-flavored almonds distinguishes this recipe from the many other pea salad variations. Much like bacon adding smoke or honey flavored almonds to a salad often makes it better and unquestionably did so in this case. We separately folded in some mayo with a small amount of pea mixture to do a taste test. It - Read more ...
  7. I really liked this recipe! I added shredded cheddar as suggested but used 3/4 c of light Hellman's mayo. I could have used less onion because even though I used sweet onion it was very strong. Thank you for sharing!
  8. I think the chopped smoked almonds is a fantastic idea that I will be adding to other salads as well! I also added some grated cheddar and a little red wine vinegar and sugar to the mayo.
  9. OMG this was so good. I will make again and again.
  10. Tasty and easy! I added more mayo however.

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