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Peas Cheese and Pickles

Peas Cheese and Pickles is a great side salad that changes things up from a green salad. Great variety of flavors and textures.

Peas Cheese and Pickles is a yummy salad with great flavor and texture. - Coffee With Us 3

As a kid my mom made Peas Cheese and Pickles. I thought this was a family recipe and that no one besides our family had ever made it. I had never seen it in a restaurant. I had never had it at a friend’s house. It was just something we only had at home.

Then I moved to Texas. Peas Cheese and Pickles salad was something available at all the BBQ restaurants. It was a little different than my mom’s, but was very close. Who knew that other people ate pea salad too?

After marrying The Hardworking Husband, I made him Peas, Cheese and Pickles. He asked me to change it up just a little. Mom had always made it with canned peas. The HH doesn’t like the texture of canned peas. So I started making it with frozen peas. We love it with the frozen peas, and it adds some extra crunch.

This salad is great for summer BBQ side dishes. Some other great side dishes are Carrot Craisin Salad, Creamed Corn, Crockpot Dr. Pepper Baked Beans, and Broccoli Jicama Coleslaw.

Yield: 6 servings

Peas, Cheese and Pickles

Peas, Cheese and Pickles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 - 12 oz bags frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 cup cheese, cut into small 1/4" cubes
  • 1 cup chopped sweet pickles
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 2 Tbsp sweet pickle juice


  1. Combine peas, cheese and sweet pickles in a medium bowl.
  2.  In a small bowl, mix together pickle juice and mayo. Once blended pour over the pea mixture. 
  3. Enjoy right away or chill for an hour.


This can also be made with 2 can of peas. I used muenster cheese, but you can use your favorite cheese. Mom used cheddar.

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Thursday 17th of September 2015

Very similar to our "back in the day" English Pea Salad. We've always called them English peas, I guess because in Texas we eat so many different kinds! Anyway, we just added some extra stuff- boiled eggs and onion, sometimes pimiento too. Thanks for sharing this!

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