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Pea Salad with Ranch Dressing

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This pea salad with ranch dressing is super simple to make, delicious, and perfect for sharing. If you need a new picnic side dish, try this pea salad!

Pea salad with ranch dressing is a great salad or side dish too share. It’s flavorful, indulgent, and it keeps well for traveling to parties and family gatherings.

Once you make this a time or two everyone will request it when you RSVP to an event so be prepared! This fun salad recipe is delicious and unique, something different to mix things up a bit!

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Another great thing about this recipe is that it is very simple to make. There’s no complicated ingredients or preparation steps. It’s quick, easy, and tasty. What’s not to love?!

Here’s what you’ll need to make pea salad with ranch dressing:

For this really simple recipe you’ll need frozen peas, celery, cauliflower, green onion, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, ranch dressing, and cook crumbled bacon!

Wait until you see how easy it is to take those ingredients and turn them into this fun and fresh salad recipe. Everyone will love pea salad with ranch dressing. It is loaded with fresh flavors and textures…and everyone loves ranch!

ingredients for pea salad with ranch dressing.

Can I substitute the cauliflower for broccoli?

Sure! If you like broccoli salad this recipe will be great for you with broccoli instead of cauliflower. The cauliflower gives it a little more balance in terms of color but the flavors will go well together in either case.

If you don’t like cauliflower it’s also an easy substitution to make so that you can still enjoy this fun summer salad!

For those of you who don’t like peas, I’d say maybe this is not the recipe for you BUT it’s pretty tasty and it’s much different from eating peas plain, give it a try!

A close up look at the finished pea salad with ranch dressing.

Kitchen essentials for tasty recipes like this pea salad:

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes (like pea and cauliflower ranch salad) you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.

Of course mixing bowls, a mixerspatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

Other essentials like sharp knives, cutting boards, and strainers are great to have on hand for prepping veggies, and salads!

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats when making desserts!

A bowl full of the delicious pea salad with ranch dressing.

How to make cauliflower pea salad:

Truly this recipe could not be easier. You’ll love how simple it is to prepare this recipe. I’ll bet once you try it out you’ll be able to make it again from memory…it’s that easy!

Make sure you keep in mind that this needs to sit int he refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving. It allows everything to come together and soak up those flavors. If you want to prepare it in advance so you don’t have to worry about time, that’s a great idea!

Bowl full of the ingredients ready to mix.

Combine all ingredients, except bacon in a large bowl. Mix to combine.

More ingredients being mixed in to the pea salad with ranch dressing.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Serve with crumbled bacon sprinkled on top.

Bacon sprinkled on top of the salad ready to eat.

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. 

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More delicious recipes to try:

If you like pasta salad and other salad recipes you are in the right place! Check out BLT Pasta Salad Recipe, Ham and Pineapple Pasta Salad, Pasta Salad With Tuna, Pasta Salad With Chicken, Greek Pasta Salad Recipe, Orzo Pasta Salad, and Delish Tortellini Salad Recipes!

You should also check out Feta Watermelon SaladPistachio SaladTomato Salad With BasilThe Most Refreshing Strawberry Lemonade With BlueberriesHomemade Coffee Whipped CreamStrawberry Cheesecake Bars, and The Best Fruit Salad Recipes!

Try out Pumpkin MousseEasy Pumpkin FudgeThe Best Baked Pumpkin PieNo Bake Peanut Butter CookiesCookie Monster FudgeApple Hand Pies with Canned Pie FillingEasy Pineapple Pie RecipeEasy & Delicious Apple Pizza, and Baked Apple Oatmealare some other good options.

Printable Pea Salad with Ranch Dressing Recipe:

Yield: 8 Servings

Pea Salad with Ranch Dressing

Featured image showing the finished pea salad with ranch dressing ready to eat.

This pea salad with ranch dressing is super simple to make, delicious, and perfect for sharing. If you need a new picnic side dish, try this pea salad!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1- 10 ounce package frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • 1 ½ cups cauliflower, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • ¼ cup green onion, sliced
  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup ranch salad dressing
  • cooked and crumbled bacon, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients, except bacon in a large bowl. Mix to combine.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  3. Serve with crumbled bacon sprinkled on top.
  4. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days in fridge.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 456mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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