Southern Pea Salad: A Refreshing and Flavorful Side Dish Straight from the South! 🥗🌽

Our Southern Pea Salad will transport your taste buds to the sunny South! This classic Southern dish, brimming with vibrant colors and fresh flavors, is an ideal side dish for any summer gathering or barbecue. With a medley of sweet peas, crisp vegetables, and creamy dressing, it’s a delicious addition to any meal that will leave you wanting more.


  • 2 cups cooked black-eyed peas (or any variety of Southern peas)
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the Peas:
  • If using canned peas, drain and rinse them under cold water. If using dried peas, cook them according to the package instructions until tender, then drain and let cool.
  1. Mix Vegetables and Peas:
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked black-eyed peas, diced celery, diced red bell pepper, diced red onion, and chopped fresh parsley. Toss gently to combine.
  1. Make the Dressing:
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, sugar, salt, and pepper until smooth and well combined.
  1. Combine Dressing and Salad:
  • Pour the dressing over the pea and vegetable mixture in the large bowl. Use a spatula to gently fold the dressing into the salad until all the ingredients are evenly coated.
  1. Chill and Serve:
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the pea salad for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld together and the salad to chill.
  • Once chilled, give the salad a final toss and adjust the seasoning with additional salt and pepper if needed.
  • Serve the Southern Pea Salad cold, garnished with additional chopped parsley if desired.

Enjoy the fresh and vibrant flavors of our Southern Pea Salad! Sweet peas, crisp vegetables, and creamy dressing make for a delightful side dish that embodies Southern hospitality. Whether served at a summer picnic, backyard barbecue, or family dinner, this refreshing salad will please everyone at the table. Enjoy a taste of the South with this delectable and flavorful pea salad! 🥗🌽