This easy-to-make English Pea Salad is both flavorful and nutritious. Can’t get your little one to eat peas? Well, combining the peas with other tasty ingredients help make this recipe a kid friendly food. Try bringing this delicious side to your next picnic or party and watch it disappear!
Peas are a great source of dietary fiber and contain many vitamins and nutrients including protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, and more. Peas have been shown to promote the growth and functioning of the cardiovascular system and activate bone growth. Most pediatricians recommend serving peas to your little one starting at six months of age. For an overview of essential vitamins and minerals your child needs, check out our Nutrient Chart.
Depending on the toddler and adult size portions, this recipe will serve six to eight.
Here is what you will need to make this recipe:
- 2 cup peas (frozen)
- 2 slice of apple wood smoked bacon, crumbled
- 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, cubed
- 1/4 cup red onion, diced
- 4 tbsp plain greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp fresh mint leaves, chopped
- 1 tsp paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
Note* Fry bacon first so it can cool before you crumble and add to the dish.
Note* Chop onion to the size you desire.
Chop cheese into small cubes.
Mix the mint, paprika, salt and pepper in with yogurt.
Note* I used plain greek yogurt, but any type of plain yogurt would work fine.
Stir in the yogurt mixture with the peas.
Add onions to the pea mixture.
Toss crumbled bacon and cheese in with the other ingredients.
Stir all of the ingredients together and cover.
Chill for 2 hours in the refrigerator and serve cold. You can store this recipe in the refrigerator for up to five days.