Mom's Pea Salad

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by beth2440

This was a salad that my late mother made often. We love it and I hope you will too.

Top Review by JTsMom

We just love this salad. It is great for summer and love the fact it I can make it the night before. This is very similar to a salad that my Great Grandma made (she added water chestnuts). I didn’t have the canned cheese, so I used fresh and used a micro plane grater to achieve a similar texture. I also used fresh bacon because I had it on hand. I wasn’t sure what size bag of peas to use, but had a little over ½ of a 1 pound bag, which was just right. I served this with a rotisserie chicken (from the deli), sliced tomatoes, and some left over pasta. The salad was the star of the meal. Thank you Beth and Mom!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 9x13 pan place chopped lettuce.
  2. sprinkle on celery, then onion and then thawed peas.
  3. Cover completely with the mayo mixture and then sprinkle completely with the parmesan cheese.
  4. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Prior to serving sprinkle liberally with the bacon bits.
  6. Enjoy!

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