When I was making my first attempt at Creamy Bacon Pea Salad, I thought — Yeah Right, this might be something I’d LOVE but Ray (my hubby) certainly isn’t going to like it. Ray doesn’t love peas, he tolerates them on occasion, preferably only fresh from our garden….
HOWEVER after taking just a few bites of my delicious creamy pea-filled salad, he proclaimed “I wish my mom made peas like this when I was little, this is awesome!”
I’ve made it 3 times since I first came up with the recipe – and will probably make up another batch this weekend!
And now Ray loves peas…. well peas in my Creamy Bacon Pea Salad – but I’ll take it.
Similiar to Potato/Macaroni Salad – only lower in carbs and more nutritious with peas in place of the starch and FULL of healthy fats & protein from pasture raised eggs, raw cheddar cheese, avocado-oil mayonnaise and BACON!
Lots of bacon.
Everything is better with BACON – Right???
And when I got some amazing Bacon from Butcher Box this month (in addition to grass fed sirloin steaks & ground beef) I immediately knew that I needed to create something where the bacon could SING – where it was featured and could be appreciated in a unique way.
It’s so fabulous to get a delivery of awesome Grass Fed Beef & uncured bacon from @ButcherBox! There’s no need to panic if you don’t have any quality meats available locally, Butcher Box Got you covered with their individually curated boxes of healthy deliciousness delivered right to your door! I got 2# of ground beef, 4-5oz sirloin steaks & a pound of bacon (they also offer chicken but my freezer is full from our spring butcher) #paleo #realfood #pastureraised #hormonefree
and my Creamy Bacon Pea Salad – is the perfect way elevate plain ingredients with a POP of bacon-y deliciousness.
What is Butcher Box??
It’s an undeniable fact that when it comes to the foods we nourish our bodies with, Quality Counts — Especially when it comes to the animal products we eat, it’s imperative that you ALWAYS select Grass Fed, Pasture & Humanely Raised Meats for your optimal health.
And Butcher Box makes these essential, high quality proteins available to EVERYONE – In an affordable and convenient way!
The awesome folks at Butcher Box curate monthly boxes of meat (a variety of cuts of beef, chicken, pork – individually or in combination per your choice) and ship it right to your home. Perfect for anyone who doesn’t have access to local, high quality meats or need help simplifying their routines.
Through partnering with a collective of small farms Butcher Box is able to purchase in large quantities and pass the savings along to you. Their products are cheaper than what you’d find at large grocery stores, of the utmost quality, and delivered directly to your door.
Butcher Box starts at $129/month and that includes 15 – 20 meals worth of meat in each monthly box. It works out to only $7/meal (at a 6 – 8 oz large-adult portion sizes). They also Include FREE shipping to the contiguous 48 states!
Each box also comes with awesome recipes to help inspire you to create healthy-deliciousness for your family from your monthly order too!
- 1 16 ounce bag fresh or frozen peas thawed in cool water
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded preferably raw - omit if paleo
- 5 ounces bacon cooked & crumbled
- 1 rib celery, chopped
- 1/3 cup Roasted Red Peppers (jarred or homemade) chopped
- 1/4 cup Onion
- 2 tablespoons Fresh Chives, chopped or 1T dried
- 8 large hard boiled Eggs peeled & chopped
- 1+ cups mayonnaise <-- use this brand
- 1+ teaspoon Homemade Seasoned Salt <-- get my recipe
- Combine all ingredients and season with seasoned salt, to taste. Can be enjoyed immediately or stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.