Garden Pea Salad

Total Time:
5 min
5 min

4 servings

  • 1 (15-ounce) can very young early peas (recommended: Lesueur)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 2 boiled eggs, crumbled
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Chopped pimento, optional

In a colander, drain peas very well. Place drained peas in a medium bowl. Add the onions, crumbled eggs, and mayonnaise, tossing to combine and coat peas. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add pimento, if using. This recipe is easily doubled or tripled.

View All

Cooking Tips
More Recipes and Ideas
Loading review filters...

    93 Reviews
    5 93
    0/1000 characters
    Your Rating:
    Sort by: 
    Was short a salad for our 4th of July cookout and I went to Paula to save the day. Had frozen peas, dill, hard boiled eggs, & bacon bits on hand. Literally through this together in about 5 minutes. Super easy, super tasty - this is a keeper & I will be making this again and again. Everyone loved it. As always Paula, thank you!
    So good! This was amazing comfort food : And it was very inexpensive. I already had frozen peas : So I just bought brown eggs, a white onion and mayonnaise. These ingredients totaled $9.92, and I can add frozen peas at around 1.50(most likely less. At 4 servings, that's 2.86/serving, without accounting for all of the leftover eggs, mayonnaise & onion. :
    I have been looking for a recipe like this. Reminds me of my childhood when my great grandmother made variations of this. I have been craving it for quite awhile now, thank you Paula for helping me bring back those wonderful memories! 
    During the summer months I take this salad to picnics. However, I use frozen peas because it keeps the salad colder, longer. If using frozen peas, and to advoid clumping, make this the last ingredient you add. Never thought of adding pimento, but will next time.
    Definitely use frozen peas, added all the recommended items in other comments (bacon, dill plus added chopped water chestnuts that help give good crunch.
    Really quick and easy to make. It gives a nice kick to regular old garden peas as a side. My family and I love it!
    I would have given 5 stars except I added a can of pork&beans to mine and makes it a 5 star salad!!!!! Wonderful!! 
    Tasty, Yes indeedy! I needed a good dish to take to work and I knew you, Paula, would help me out. I had a can of peas and some eggs and an onion so I decided to make this. It was very tasty indeed. However, it was a little small for my work group so I added some celery for crunch (and volume!) I also added some chopped bread n' butter pickles just because I'm addicted to them and a little more mayo. Well, it was still very good. I padded it a little more with lettuce leaves all around the bowl (never hurts to show a little class, does it!) Everybody at work loved it and wanted the recipe. Thanks again, Paula, you always come through!
    It was very good! I added some bacon and that made it pop even more!!
    Very simple and easy. Try with a little bacon salt!
    I have made this several times and each time I wonder why I haven't made it more. It's wonderful, different and very super simple to make. YUMMY!!!
    Made this with frozen peas. Added bacon. Best peas I've ever had! This will be great cold to add to my husband's lunch box.
    This recipe is simple and easy and tasty. It takes me right back to my childhood. I made it for Easter and even posted it on my baking blog :)

    Way to go Paula. I should have known you would have the recipe. This is the garden pea salad I remember as a child. Sometimes you just want food you grew up eating without all the new, improved or just a little something extra added in. Thanks again!
    OoH ny Gosh this recipe is wonderful! I did take a recommendation from another person and added bacon and cheese. I also added more mayo as I like my salads creamy. I do think this recipe would have been great without the additional ingredients. That's what recipes are all about, to change as desired. Thanks Paula for this great and simple recipe!
    For a little more zest, try substituting Buttermilk Ranch dressing for the Mayo. Also, the addition of crumbled bacon and chopped cheddar cheese turns the salad into a summer meal.
    This pea salad is so delicious and so easy to make, which makes it even more amazing! I think it takes me 3 minutes to make. I prepare it several times a month because it is so yummy and my husband, the pickiest eater on earth, devours it. FYI, it's always better the next day. This recipe is a keeper!!!
    This was super easy to make and definitely a crowd pleaser (of course, it doesn't come close to feeding a crowd).

    Perhaps since I did not grow up on canned peas, I didn't quite like the color or texture. I would substitute frozen petit pois next time.
    I made this about 3 years ago when I first saw it on the show... it was easy and really good!!! I have moved since then and lost the recipe, so I am excited to make it again.. I will be taking it to my in laws' for the holidays...
    I give Ms. Paula Deans "Gaden Pea Salad" five stars. I made it for a party we were invieted to and everyone gave it rave reviews. It came out perfect and I am glad that I took the time to go online and download it.
    The first time I fixed this for my Midwestern wife, she ate the whole thing. Left me nothing but praises, which was well worth it. Thanks first to mom who made it many years ago and next to Paula who published this great recipe.
    This is the most fabulous salad ive ever eaten, very easy to make but be sure and make a large bowl or you won't have enough to go around thats because you will eat it all before you get it to the table...
    I had never had Pea Salad with egg before... my mother uses diced fresh tomatoes, green onions, peas and mayo. It has always been a favorite to our family. I will have to make Paula's version to bring to our next get-together.
    This is so much like my Nana's and Mama's recipe -- even to the brand of CANNED peas to use...very's even better if you make it the night before.
    I was doubtful, but ultimately impressed with how well this came out (since I'm neither a fan of pea salad - had to make it for a potluck - nor canned veggies).

    I sauteed the onion just enough to get the raw flavor out of it. It then needed some crunch, so I added a fair amount of celery and bacon crumbles. I finished off with some chopped parsley to give it a brighter taste. A fair amount of change, I know, but like I said the basic recipe is a good one and really easy.
    During hot Texas summers I'm looking for a way to stay cool. This pea salad, served straight from the fridge is healthy, pretty and great tasting. I didn't have to "tinker" with the recipe, just made it up as Paula directed.
    This recipe is just too easy and it taste great!
    Quartered green grapes make an unexpected but delicious addition to my pea salad!
    A dish that brings back memories for some of us.
    Always good for a take-in (pot luck) meal.

    This is my husbands favorite salad! He likes this better than potatoe salad. I put this on romaine spears and serve with an entree! All of your recipes work and are delicious! Your are much needed in my kitchen. Thanks for being there!

    Flag as inappropriate

    Thank you! your flag was submitted.

    Not what you're looking for? Try:

    Garden Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

    Recipe courtesy of Robert Irvine