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Black Eyed Pea Salad (Southern Caviar)

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Black eyed pea salad (Southern Caviar) mingles together bacon, onions, garlic and a beat of heat – a truly Authentic Southern side dish recipe that will make you feel like you walked right into your favorite restaurant.

black eyed pea salad

Every one always thinks of black eyed peas as the new year approaches.

They are meant to be good luck when eaten on New Years Day and are delicious when served with ham and cabbage. But other parts of the year poor black eyed peas get the shaft. You rarely see them served as a side dish almost any other time of the year unless you are southern.

And I am.

black eyed pea recipe

And us southerners KNOW the value of a good black eyed pea salad.

As you can tell with the garlic, cayenne, and onions, this recipe has got a bit of a kick! Of course the heat is part of what brings these normally bland peas to the brink of delicious.

If you want to kill the heat, you can do so but give this southern caviar a shot before you alter the recipe and you might be pleasantly surprised at your tolerance.

Of course for the really bold tongues, top with some extra Franks Hot Sauce.

Before you go, while making food for crowds, make sure you try some of my  other amazing side dish recipes like pea salad, ambrosia salad, or even this broccoli cheese casserole.

Black Eyed Pea Salad Recipe

I give our extra food to friends, neighbors and co-workers and once this was made, I got some great feedback:

Craig wants you to know that the Black-eye pea salad was a major comfort food for him. It reminded him of his grandmother and he is so grateful that you made it.

If you have feedback, I want to hear it! Message me or tag me on social media with your dish at #SaltySideDish

3 cans black eyed peas, drained and rinsed
5 green onions, thinly sliced
1 Roma tomato, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 slices bacon, cooked and cut into small pieces
1/2 teaspoon cayenne/red pepper
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt

TIP: As with all beans, you can buy dried black eyed peas and soak them overnight for a seriously homemade meal. For me that’s entirely too much work so I enjoy the canned version. If you do want to do the soaked version, simply add them to a stock pot, cover with cold water (about 4.5 inches worth) and soak overnight. Drain before use.

Need some color? Its OK to add cold corn (drained) to the salad and it tastes pretty awesome with the heat and the sweet.

black eyed peas salad recipe

How to make Black Eyed Pea Salad

Mix all your delicious ingredients together to evenly coat.

Refrigerate overnight so flavors mingle.

cold black eyed pea salad recipe

 

bacon and black eyed peas

 

Mix well before serving along side some corn bread or cabbage!

Serves 6-8

Black eyed pea salad (Southern Caviar) with bacon, onions, garlic and a beat of heat - Authentic Southern side dish recipe

5 from 1 vote
Black Eyed Pea Salad a 'Southern Caviar' Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Black eyed pea salad (Southern Caviar) with bacon, onions, garlic and a beat of heat - Authentic Southern side dish recipe that will have you eating Black-Eyed peas year round

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black beans, salsa, side dish, sidedish
Servings: 4 people
Author: Salty Side Dish
Ingredients
  • 3 cans black eyed peas drained and rinsed
  • 5 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 Roma tomato chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne/red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black petter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together to evenly coat. 
  2. Refrigerate overnight so flavors mingle. 

  3. Mix well before serving.

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Black eyed pea salad (Southern Caviar) with bacon, onions, garlic and a beat of heat - Authentic Southern side dish recipe

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