Black Eyed Pea and Tomato Salad

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When I was thumbing through this cookbook, this salad caught my eye. I love black-eyed peas and let's see what else, well I guess I just love those peas! Now I did take a bit of liberty with the recipe, but that will happen in any kitchen when we cook with what we have, especially in the winter months. While this salad would be visually stunning made with heirloom tomatoes, it is beautiful and delicious, exactly the way I made it.

I am looking forward to making this again with some tomatoes from the garden.

This comes from Tyler Florence, and his Stirring the Pot cookbook. Today these little red jewels will have to do. But I do see this happening again in the summer with homegrown beauties.............

Black Eyed Pea and Tomato Salad
Black-Eyed Pea and Tomato Salad

Black-Eyed Pea and Tomato Salad
adapted from:  Stirring The Pot
Serves 4-6

4-6 heirloom tomatoes, sliced thick
2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes cut in half
2 c canned black-eyed peas, drained well
1/4 c quick pickled red onion  see note below
2 T brine from quick pickled red onion  see note below
1 t red wine vinegar
1/4 c olive oil
salt and pepper
fresh minced parsley

Note:  you may substitute 1/4 c chopped red onion and 1 T red wine vinegar for the quick pickled onions and pickling brine.

Black Eyed Pea and Tomato Salad

Combine the peas with the onion, brine, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir well to coat.

Black Eyed Pea and Tomato Salad

Place tomatoes at bottom of a small serving dish, add peas and the dressing mixture.

Black Eyed Pea and Tomato Salad

Top with parsley. Let stand until serving time.

Black Eyed Pea and Tomato Salad

when ready, toss gently and serve.


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  1. I have always been prejudiced against black-eyed peas, but I'm not sure why! Maybe a Northerner's association of them with the dreaded boiled collard greens? I will have to try them!

  2. I like black-eyed peas but never think to make them with anything but hoppin John. This salad is really pretty too.

  3. Hi Melynda,
    I like black-eyed peas but do not eat them as often as I like to, as my family are not keen on these peas. I like them in salads, and yours looks great, one that I would definitely enjoy! Thanks for sharing with CC!

  4. I love black-eyed peas but never before in salads, must remember this salad option!

  5. Mmmmmm. . .I love black-eyed peas, my favorite legume. I also like using them in salads and yours looks scrumptious. Thank you for sharing, Rocquie

  6. Any kind of bean salad looks good to me!

    best... mae at

  7. I always think recipes are best when we take liberties with them, Melynda! Your black eyed pea and tomato salad looks delicious. I love the vinaigrette. It's so wholesome too. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

  8. Makes we look forward to summer and tasty tomatoes.


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