Sweet Pea Salad

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Sweet Pea Salad – Easy side dish recipe made in minutes. Peas coated in a sweet and tangy dressing with diced red onion and dried cranberries.

Sweet Pea Salad Recipe in a serving bowl

Pea Salad

Sweet pea salad is a light crunchy side dish.   Baby peas are combined with chopped red onion and dried cranberries and coated in a creamy dressing made of sour cream, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper.

How To Make Pea Salad

*Note:  The full printable recipe card is at the bottom of this post.

  • In a mixing bowl, add sour cream, cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  • Whisk until well combined.

Sour cream, cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl for pea salad dressing

  • To the dressing, add sweet petite peas, dried cranberries, and chopped red onion.
  • Stir to coat the peas in the dressing.

Petite peas and dried cranberries in a bowl for pea salad

  • Serve cold.

If you have thawed your bag of frozen peas ahead of time, this side dish comes together in about 5 minutes.

Pea salad recipe in a serving bowl

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Sweet Pea Salad in a serving bowl

Sweet Pea Salad Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Sweet Pea Salad - An easy side dish that is made in minutes. Peas coated in a sweet and tangy dressing with diced red onion and dried cranberries. Perfect for a weeknight dinner, cookout, or even a holiday party.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


Servings 8 servings
Calories 95 kcal


  • 1 (16 oz.) bag frozen petite peas that have been thawed in a refrigerator
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. cider vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries


  • If there is moisture in the bag of thawed peas, drain the peas in a colander.
  • In a medium bowl, add the sour cream, salt, pepper, vinegar, and sugar. Stir until well combined.
  • Add the peas, red onion, and dried cranberries. Gently stir until peas are well coated with the dressing.


Serving: 1/8th of the recipe | Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 525IU | Vitamin C: 23.2mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.9mg
Course Side Dish
Keyword pea salad recipe, sweet pea salad
Cuisine American
Author Amanda Finks
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About Amanda Finks

I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Zionsville, IN. I’m an avid cook, travel nerd, & lover of good food! I’m trained in Food Science & recipe development. It’s my mission to bring you the BEST recipes your whole family will love!

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