Pea Pasta Salad

This simple Pea Pasta Salad is chock full of all kinds of good stuff that is perfect for your next outdoor barbecue!

Pea Pasta Salad

Last week we enjoyed a Greek Summer Salad with feta cheese and black olives so much that I made it twice in one week!  The second time I made it was when our friends, Melissa and Schulyer, came over for dinner.

Pea Pasta Salad

They loved it too.  We started talking about all of the different types of vegetable salads that we enjoyed, and Schulyer mentioned a Pea Pasta Salad that he used to eat as a kid.  I asked him the ingredients and basically we all started spurting out what we thought would be good in a pasta salad with peas.

Pea Pasta Salad

I made this salad with bowtie pasta, peas (of course), carrots, red onion and bacon.  I fried up my bacon slices, but if you want to speed things up you can use packaged bacon pieces.  The simple creamy dressing is a little tangy and pairs well with the combination of the pasta, veggies and bacon… I could eat this as a meal!

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Pea Pasta Salad
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A hearty Pea Pasta Salad that is perfect for your next outdoor barbecue!
Serves: Serves 6-8
For the dressing:
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ⅛ cup white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Black pepper, to taste
For the salad:
  • 1 (12 ounce) package bowtie pasta
  • 1 (15 ounce) can peas, drained
  • 1 cup bacon pieces (about 6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled)
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
For the dressing:
  1. Whisk dressing ingredients well in a small bowl.
For the salad:
  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain in a colander and rinse well with cold water. Transfer to a bowl and toss gently with remaining salad ingredients. Drizzle with dressing and stir gently to coat evenly. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate.


    • Amy @ The Blond Cook says

      Thank you so much, Valerie! I’m looking forward to trying your Whiskey Balsamic Steak very soon!

  1. Pam says

    Hi, Amy… I have an odd question. I have
    the exact bowl this salad is pictured in. I
    bought it at a yard sale and I’d love to get
    a few different sizes. Just wondering if they’re
    part of a set or if you could point me in
    the right direction. Thanks. :)

    • Amy @ The Blond Cook says

      Hi Pam! So sorry for my delay in responding. My friend Melissa found that bowl at TJ Maxx. I love it! I have seen them also at Tuesday Morning, but not in a set.

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