Grandma's Peppery Pea Salad

Sarah Farrand


This super simple salad turned me into a pea lover forever. The tart apples, crunchy celery, and tiny sweet peas in that peppery dressing is all it took! This dish is a regular favorite, but is also featured on the table at every family holiday.

★★★★★ 1 vote
10 Min
No-Cook or Other


2 can(s)
15oz petite or early peas, drained
2 stalk(s)
celery, finely diced
3/4 - 1
tart apple, peeled, cored, and diced
~1/2 c
mayonnaise (see note in directions)
1/3 c
pecans, finely chopped (optional)

How to Make Grandma's Peppery Pea Salad


  • 1Add the peas, celery, apple, and pecans (if using) to a bowl. Mix.
  • 2Add the mayo and stir to combine. The mayo really is an visual measurement', but you want to put enough in that the mixture really does look 'wet' because the salad with dry a bit overnight. I usually end up with about 1/2 cup, but add slightly less than that and see how it looks.
  • 3Add your pepper to taste and stir one more time to combine. But, you really want to see the pepper in there. The kick from the pepper really brings this dish together. Let chill for a few hours or overnight and serve cold. Enjoy!

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About Grandma's Peppery Pea Salad

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids