Auntie E’s Cool Pea Salad

pea salad

It feels like fall is in the air, and I can hardly wait for this favorite time of year. I love the cooler temps, the changing leaves, the clothes, football and pumpkin spice. But before I put summer completely in the books, I wanted to share one last warm-weather recipe courtesy of my Aunt Eyvon in Blue Jay Hollow.

While we were visiting Arkansas this summer, my Auntie E brought over a cool pea salad that was completely addictive and insanely easy to make. Last week while I was grocery shopping I suddenly had a hankerin’ for the yummy green stuff so I gave her a call in the middle of the aisle and asked her to hand over the recipe right then and there (yup, as easy as I remember). Needless to say, I whipped up a batch of this tasty pea salad as soon as I put away my groceries and I didn’t share a single bite with my boys (they don’t like peas), so it was a win-win for me, baby!

So here’s the recipe for this tasty cold salad; and although it seems like a summer dish, don’t think for a minute that I won’t be making another batch well into October.

Auntie E's Cool Pea Salad
Serves 4
A delicious and easy-to-make cold pea salad.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. 1 small bag of frozen peas
  2. 1/4 c. of mayo
  3. 1/4 c. chopped white onion
  4. 1/2 bag of prepared bacon pieces (or equivalent crumbled cooked bacon slices)
  5. 2 dashes of salt
  6. 6-10 dashes of black pepper, according to taste
  1. Thaw the peas and pour into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the mayo, chopped onion, bacon pieces, salt and pepper to the peas.
  3. Stir gently but thoroughly until everything is coated.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  1. Warning: this dish is highly addictive. 🙂
Adapted from Aunt Eyvon
Adapted from Aunt Eyvon