Pea Salad with Bacon

Pea Salad Recipe
Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 6 servings


2cups shelled fresh green peas
1/2cup extra-virgin olive oil
3tablespoons balsamic or sherry vinegar
1/4teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper
3 slices bacon
2 slices crusty bread, cubed
2cups fresh torn lettuce leaves
2ounces grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese


  1. Boil peas 6 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. Combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Whisk well.
  3. Cook bacon until crispy. Remove from pan. Toss bread cubes in drippings and cook until crispy.
  4. Combine peas, lettuce, vinaigrette and croutons. Top with cheese.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 430
  • Fat 33g
  • Cholesterol 25mg
  • Sodium 610mg
  • Carbohydrate 18g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Protein 13g