Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Black Eye Pea Salad

When I was growing up, my Papaw Turley had a garden & I can remember us cousins would have to go out and pick a whole row of "purple hull" peas and then shell them! Those rows seem to NEVER end!!! Then, we'd all have purple fingers by the time we were finished!! I was so glad to see the day he bought a sheller. What was even better was when I got old enough not to have to go pick peas!!!
I never have been able to tell the difference between purple hull peas & black eye peas. I love them no matter what they're called!! I love them on cornbread, by themselves or in this salad!
2 cans Black Eye Peas - drained
green onions, chopped (use as much as you like)
1 sm jar Pimentos
bacon bits (again, use as much as you like)
1 green pepper, chopped
Salt & Pepper to taste
Mix ingredients together in a medium container with lid. Next you'll mix together the following ingredients & pour over the Black Eye Pea mixture.
1/4 c sugar
1/4 c vinegar
1/4 c oil
Mix together well with vegetables & store in airtight container. This is one of those recipes that's better after 24-48 hours.
You can not damage this recipe. I made this recently & I didn't have pimentos so I chopped up a red & green pepper. I also used purple instead of green onions and I added celery. It was still good.

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