I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Robbie's Black Eyed Peas

One of the nurses where my mother is staying brought this as part of her lunch one day when I was there. I commented that it looked quite good and how much I enjoy black eyed peas, so she gave me a little taste and it was absolutely delicious. Robbie gave me the recipe, it could not be any easier. Feel free to increase the amounts depending on the amount of servings that you need.

Black Eyed Pea Salad

1 -14 to 16 oz can of black-eyed peas
1 rib celery, chopped
1 tbsp. finely chopped onion
1 tbsp. salad oil
1 tbsp. vinegar
1 tbsp. mayonnaise
1/4 tsp. salt
Dash of cayenne pepper
1 ripe tomato, diced

Open can of black-eyed peas, rinse with cold water and drain well. Add chopped celery and onion. Combine oil, vinegar, mayonnaise, salt and cayenne. Mix well. Pour over peas. Stir gently. Allow to chill in refrigerator several hours or overnight. At serving time add the diced tomato. Mix carefully.


The Outlaw Baker said...

I grew up eating black eyed peas, usually boiled with ham hawks and served over warm corn bread. I am going to have to give this a try.

Julie said...

I got some Crowder peas from Rochester's Public Market last week (and more this morning). I made a salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, basil, and balsamic vinaigrette. I bet they would be good in this recipe as well!

Nik Snacks said...

This would be good over some rice! Or quinoa! or something grainy!

Julie said...

That does sound good, Nikki

Julie said...

That would be great with this recipe Julie!

Julie said...

I have had them with ham hocks that is delicious.

Carla said...

I've eaten black eyed peas, but I have never cooked them myself. I'll have to give this a try!

Julie said...

The canned ones are already done for you Carla...then just make them into whatever you choose like this salad which you will absolutely love.

jo said...

i've never had black eyed peas but this looks such a simple and delicious meal.

Julie said...

It is Jo, enjoy