Black-eyed Pea Cakes with Heirloom Tomatoes and Slaw

Black-eyed Pea Cakes with Heirloom Tomatoes and Slaw Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick


Makes 6 servings
Total time: 20 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 20 Minutes


1 (15-oz.) can seasoned black-eyed peas, undrained
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 (6-oz.) package buttermilk cornbread mix
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoons Southwest chipotle salt-free seasoning blend
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1/3 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons sugar
1 (12-oz.) package fresh broccoli slaw
2 large beefsteak tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices


1. Coarsely mash peas with fork. Stir in garlic, next 4 ingredients, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Stir until blended.

2. Spoon about 1/3 cup batter for each cake onto a hot lightly greased griddle. Cook cakes 2 minutes or until edges look dry and cooked; turn and cook 2 more minutes.

3. Stir together 1/3 cup sour cream, next 3 ingredients, and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt in a large bowl. Stir in slaw.

4. Place each cooked cake on a serving plate; top each with 2 tomato slices. Add salt and pepper to taste. Top with slaw; serve immediately.