Thursday, June 3, 2010

Black Eyed Pea Salsa


Here is a tasty appetizer that is perfect for summer entertaining.  Our family loves chips and salsa outdoors in the summertime! 


The first time I had this salsa was at a party in Georgia when we were visiting friends about two years ago.  The woman who brought it was kind enough to share the recipe with several of us who asked for it (thank you, Harriet!).  The recipe calls for a can of field peas which I couldn't find at my local store.  I assume they must be readily available in the south. I substituted black beans and found this recipe is easily adaptable. When I made it recently, I forgot to buy black olives and instead added a can of crispy corn and pepper blend.


Black Eyed Pea Salsa
Printable Recipe


Serves 8 as an appetizer

2 cans seasoned black eyed peas
1 can field peas (l use black beans since I couldn’t find field peas)
1 red pepper, chopped
2 jalapeno peppers, chopped (more or less - adjust to your preference of hotness)
3 or 4 scallions, chopped
2 small cans sliced black olives
1 to 1-1/2  cups Seven Seas Italian dressing

1 seeded tomato, chopped
2 or 3 avocados, chopped

Drain peas and beans well before adding other ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve.  Add chopped tomato and avocado and mix together just before serving.

25 comments:

  1. Susan, thank you, thank you, thank you! I had this at a party last year and managed to lose the recipe which was so kindly given to me! Thank you!
    xoxo Pattie

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  2. Sounds good - thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  3. Susan, your salsa looks and sounds delicious, and I think that your corn substitution is perfect. Field peas are a staple in our pantry; never heard of them until I married a Southerner.

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  4. What a great looking salsa! I like the addition of olives to it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  5. Great sub for the field peas, I love black beans, this looks delicious, Susan! I'll be making this one very soon!

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  6. This looks like quite a hearty and refreshing dip. I bet it was quite filling

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  7. This salsa looks good. I love black beans! I bet it would also make for a great taco filling with some queso!

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  8. Thanks for another summer recipe! Being from the south, I love black eye peas. They are not just for New Year's day although my mother made sure they were served in some form to start the new year with good luck.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  9. I love black eyed peas...this is such a healthy dip...I must try it.

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  10. Sounds like a simple to make and healthy appetizer. Looks very delicious too. I'm saving this recipe. Thank you.

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  11. Delicious recipe... I feel lighter and healthier just reading it... trying to do more meatless things and this is a good recipe to put in the file.. what are field peas anyway???

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  12. I'll pass up a plate of cookies any day for some salty corn chips and salsa. Love all the flavors here, Susan. I've never heard of field peas either.

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  13. My kids always think black eyed peas are burnt beans! I love bean and corn salsas! Yum! I invite to you to come and link this up at my Vegetarian Foodie Fridays linky. Hope to see you there =.
    Melodie @ Breastfeeding Moms Unite!

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  14. This is a completely different version of black eye pea salsa to me and I think it looks wonderful! I love the addition of corn, and the avocados I can see.... so tasty! I will have to try this sometime!

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  15. what a great salsa!! I love it, the corn and avocados really make it!!
    thanks so much for sharing

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  16. I'm adding this to my list of summer recipes to try! We enjoy salsa and chips, and I can make a meal out of it. Not Joe :-)

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  17. This salsa looks great and I like that it is adaptable too. Bright, colorful and appetizing!

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  18. I've never made salasa before....and the only salsa I've ever had is the stuff from the jars, which I guess, is a completely different thing to a homemade salsa. I like the idea of using black eyed peas- this sounds delicious! What are the chips in the picture? (the purple ones...) I've never seen anything like that before....

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  19. Thank you, all!

    Von, the purple-colored tortilla chips are blue corn chips made by Manny's.

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  20. Marvelous salsa, Susan! I love things like this..perfect sitting outside sipping cocktails and a dip like this at your hand. Easy and quick to put together for company too.

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  21. This sounds healthy and delicious! YUM

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  22. I love black eyed peas! I just got some the other day so I will be trying this recipe soon!

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  23. this sounds like a wonderful recipe to try - I have never heard of field peas before so am thankful you came up with a great substitution.

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