Creamy Bacon Pea Salad

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Creamy Bacon Pea Salad

This creamy bacon pea salad is packed with delicious peas, crispy bits of bacon, and just the right amount of cheese then showered in a flavorful creamy dressing.

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What Are the Benefits of Eating Peas?

Peas are a low-glycemic food, that contains a number of phytonutrients, including Coumenstrol, (a polyphenol believed to have anti-cancer properties) as well as saponins which work in conjunction with other phytonutrients to fight insulin resistance.

In addition to tasting fantastic, peas contain molybdenum, a micronutrient that assists the metabolism of proteins! Creamy bacon pea salad is a wonderfully simple side dish that goes great with grilled meats of all types.

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Creamy Bacon Pea Salad

You’ll Need:
1 lb thick cut bacon, cooked and chopped finely
4 cups frozen sweet green peas, thawed
1/2 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
1/2 medium red onion, diced finely

For the dressing:

You’ll Need:
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup Mayonnaise
1 tbsp. granulated sugar
2 tsp. white vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

To prepare the dressing: whisk together all ingredients in a large serving bowl until smooth and combined.

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Add chopped bacon, peas, cheddar cheese, and diced onions and stir to combine.

Chill in the fridge for 2-4 hours before serving to allow the flavors time to mingle. Just prior to serving sprinkle a few more bits of crispy bacon on top!

Variations:

Use Cubed cheese, in place of shredded cheese
Protein: add 1 c. of cubed ham, or grilled chicken
Add 2-3 Hard-Boiled Eggs, diced or halved and placed on top of the salad

Creamy Bacon Pea Salad

Keto-Friendly Creamy Bacon Pea Salad

To make this recipe keto-friendly, use 2 teaspoons of Bocha Sweet in place of the sugar in the dressng. Makes 8 generous 1/2 cup servings

Total Carbs 11.7, Fiber 3.3, NET Carbs 8.4g

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