Pea, Pickle and Bacon Potato Salad

  • 15MINS
  • 20MINS
  • 186KCAL

This Pea, Pickle and Bacon Potato Salad is a doddle to make and is very tasty indeed! It's great if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers!

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories186
  • Carbs5g
  • Protein6g
  • Fat2g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars2g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

Our Pea, Pickle and Bacon Salad was created when Sainsbury’s asked us to come up with a dish that used their Taste the Difference British Gems Baby Potatoes!

These potatoes are fresh from the field to store in just 2 days and they’re exclusive to Sainsbury’s.  You can steam them, roast them or even bake them and we personally think that they taste far better with their skins on, so there’s no need to fuss around with preparation.

We’ve used pickle juice in this Pea, Pickle and Bacon Salad recipe and you can use whichever you like.  Pickled onions, pickled gherkins (our favourite!), pickled beetroot, pickled cabbage, or even pickled garlic…  The choice is yours!

What diets is this Pea, Pickle and Bacon Salad suitable for?

This Pea, Pickle and Bacon Salad is suitable for dairy free and gluten free diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Pea, Pickle and Bacon Salad recipe?

  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Pea, Pickle and Bacon Salad recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Pea, Pickle and Bacon Salad recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Pea, Pickle and Bacon Salad recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Pea, Pickle and Bacon Salad?

You can pick up Taste the Difference British Gems Baby Potatoes from Sainsbury’s throughout the summer months.

You’ll also need a jar of pickles and it’s completely up to you which type you choose – you can find these in your local supermarket.

How many calories are in this Pea, Pickle and Bacon Salad?

There are 186 calories per portion in this Pea, Pickle and Bacon Salad, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Pea, Pickle and Bacon Salad is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

What could I serve with this Pea, Pickle and Bacon Salad?

This Pea, Pickle and Bacon Salad is the perfect barbecue side dish and it works really well when served alongside any of the following:

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How do you know when this Pea, Pickle and Bacon Salad is cooked?

You’ll need to cook your potatoes until they are tender when stabbed with a knife which should take around 15-20 minutes.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep this Pea, Pickle and Bacon Salad in the fridge?

You can keep this Pea, Pickle and Bacon Salad in a container with a lid in the fridge for approximately 2 days or so. 

Can I freeze this Pea, Pickle and Bacon Salad?

No, we wouldn’t recommend freezing this recipe.

 

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Pea, Pickle and Bacon Potato Salad

This Pea, Pickle and Bacon Potato Salad is a doddle to make and is very tasty indeed! It's great if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 186
  • Carbs 5G
WW Points
  • 4 Green
  • 4 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 1 kg Sainsbury's British Gems Baby New Potatoes
  • 12 bacon medallions
  • 5 spring onions chopped
  • 100 g peas defrosted
  • 70 g pickled gherkins chopped
  • 12 Sliverskin Pickled Onions cut in half
  • 1 medium red pepper diced
  • 4 tbsp juice from the pickled gherkin jar
  • 1 small handful fresh parsley chopped
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 dash hot sauce

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Instructions

  1. Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water until they are tender when stabbed with a knife (about 15-20 minutes).
  2. Whilst waiting for the potatoes, cook the bacon medallions, then cut them into small pieces.
  3. Drain the cooked potatoes and allow them to cool slightly.
  4. Cut the potatoes in half and place them in a large bowl.
  5. Add the chopped bacon, diced pepper, gherkins, pickled onions, spring onions, peas, hot sauce and juice from the gherkins. Mix well and season to taste.
  6. Finally, stir in the chopped parsley and serve.

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KatieSaturday 6th January 2018

This looks great – how long does the salad keep for in the fridge?

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Sarah CroweMonday 14th August 2017

Which hot sauce is best to use. Thank you xx

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    Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

    Hi Sarah,

    You can use whichever hot sauce you have available!

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Sarah CroweMonday 14th August 2017

Hi do you cook the peas at all for this dish. Thank you xx

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    Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

    Hi Sarah,

    The peas need to be defrosted before using them in this recipe – there is no need to boil them as long as they are thawed as they get cooked prior to freezing.

    Hope that helps!

    Reply

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