Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Overnight Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Summer is going by way too fast for my liking.  The warm weather, garden-fresh vegetables and  outdoor activities make summer a treat! Spending  time in the kitchen is not as much fun for me as it is every other season of the year.  I think it's why salads are such a wonderful item in the warmer months;  fresh ingredients that are easy and quick  to prepare.  We all have our favorites:  potato salad, macaroni salad, cole slaw, pea salad.  I really enjoy finding a unique salad recipe as I browse through my old cookbooks, and last week I found one!  A cook in Abilene, Texas submitted her salad  recipe for publication to Progressive Farmer's Country Living Recipes 1980.  I think this sounds like a great dish for picnics, potlucks...or dinner tonight!

Overnight Black-Eyed Pea Salad
Mrs. J.W. Hopkins, Abilene, Texas

2 (15-ounce) cans black-eyed peas with snaps, drained
1/2 C thinly sliced red onion, separated into rings
1/2 C chopped green pepper
1/2 clove garlic
1/4 C sugar
1/4 C vinegar
1/4 C vegetable oil
1/2 tsp salt
Dash of pepper
Dash of hot sauce

Combine peas, onion, and green pepper in a medium bowl.  Stick a toothpick through the garlic;  add to vegetables.  Combine remaining ingredients, stirring well.  Add to vegetable mixture, tossing lightly to coat.  Cover;  refrigerate for at least 12 hours.  Remove toothpick with garlic before serving.  Yield:  6 to 8 servings.

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  1. Sounds like a great salad. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  2. I'll second that Cindy! Sounds great! Thanks for linking up at Share your Stuff Tuesdays!
    Erin @ Table for 7

  3. Marcia, I had this salad at a work luncheon but couldn't find out who made it to get the recipe! I went back for 2nds and 3rds! It is so delicious! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. Now I will finally make my own!

    Linda at The French Hens Nest

  4. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  6. Really sounds delicious!

    Thanks for sharing with us this week at Monday Funday!

    Take care,