Potato Salad With Peas

I could sit down with a huge bowl of this salad  and eat it all day long. It has crunchiness. Creaminess. The pop of peas. And my favorite, Creole mustard. Certainly I’ve seen peas in pasta salad before. But I’d never had potato salad with peas until now. I’ve been missing out, that’s for sure.

Potato Salad with PeasI fought the temptation to add crumbled cooked bacon to this wonderful salad. It’s ok if you’re not that strong. Add it and enjoy.

For a similar salad but one that uses pasta instead of potatoes, check out our peas and pasta salad recipe and bacon potato salad.

Potato Salad With Peas

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings
Author Mike


  • 2 pounds red potatoes peeled, cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs peeled, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas thawed
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 2/3 to 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons Creole mustard
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Put the potatoes into a saucepan and cover with water.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of kosher salt.
  • Bring water to a boil, cover and continue boiling until the potatoes are just starting to get tender. Do not overcook them. Start checking them after 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, drain, place in a large bowl, and let cool.
  • Add the chopped eggs, peas and onion. Fold to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Whisk together 2/3 cups of the mayo, the sour cream and mustard in a medium bowl.
  • Fold into the potato mixture. Add a bit more mayonnaise if too dry.
  • Season with salt and pepper.