A Black-eye Pea Salad Recipe

This simple Black-eye Pea Salad, also known as Redneck or Texas Caviar is scrumptious and perfect for a side dish or appetizer.

This simple Black-eye Pea Salad, also known as Redneck or Texas Caviar is scrumptious and perfect for a side dish or appetizer.

Black-eye Pea Salad is a simple side dish or dip that is a healthy choice that’s full of flavor. It’s quite addicting, to say the least, AND pretty light in the calorie department too, which is always a good thing.

You’ll need a few simple ingredients: black-eye peas, purple/red onion, green onion, yellow bell pepper, cilantro, rice wine or white wine vinegar, canola oil, brown sugar, salt and pepper. The process is pretty simple. Basically, a bunch of chopping, a little mixing, and that’s it. And with bright, happy colors like the ones in this recipe, chopping and cutting can be therapeutic.

This simple Black-eye Pea Salad, also known as Redneck or Texas Caviar is scrumptious and perfect for a side dish or appetizer.This simple Black-eye Pea Salad, also known as Redneck or Texas Caviar is scrumptious and perfect for a side dish or appetizer.

After all the chopping and mixing is done, you can serve it right away, or refrigerate and let everything mingle a bit, until ready to serve. Personally, the salad does seem to taste better when it’s been given time to warm up a bit instead of straight out of the fridge.

This is a basic rendition of an old favorite. You could always add or substitute other peppers, onions or herbs. Maybe spice it up with a jalapeno for some kick. How ever you mix it, this Black-eye Pea Salad is some yummy stuff to be sure.

Enjoy!

Black-eye Pea Salad
 
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These side or appetizer is sneaky good and super easy to make too!
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 – 15 oz. cans of blackeye peas, drained
  • ½ cup red onion, diced (about ½ of medium onion)
  • ½ cup yellow bell pepper, diced (about ½ of pepper)
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, chopped (about 3 green onions)
  • ⅓ cup cilantro leaves, rough chopped
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ¼ cup rice wine or white wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Begin by draining the peas.
  2. Dice the purple/red onion, green onion, yellow bell pepper and rough chopping the cilantro.
  3. Mix together the black-eyed peas, onion, pepper and cilantro in a bowl.
  4. In a small bowl whisk together the vinegar, oil, brown sugar, salt and pepper, pour over the black-eyed pea/onion/pepper combo, mix well to combine.
  5. Serve right away or refrigerate until ready to serve.
  6. * Note that it does seem to taste better when it’s be given time to warm up to room temperature instead of straight out of the fridge.

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