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 helps 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 more1. Peas have also been shown to promote heart, eye, and gut health1. Most pediatricians recommend serving peas to your little one starting at six months of age.
- 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
- Fry Bacon. Note* Fry bacon first so it can cool before you crumble and add to the dish
- Dice Onion. Note* Chop onion to the size you desire
- Chop cheese into small cubes
- Chop mint
- Mix the mint, paprika, salt and pepper in with yogurt. Note: 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 the ingredients together and cover
Chill for 2 hours in the refrigerator and serve cold. Depending on the toddler and adult portion sizes, this recipe will serve six to eight. You can store this recipe in the refrigerator for up to five days.