Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
6 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup salad and 1 ounce chips)

Sides and Salads. "Organic tomatoes bring the best flavor to this vegetarian dish. I pick them straight from my garden, but you can substitute canned diced tomatoes." —Judy Holder, Elk City, Okla.

How to Make It

Combine salt and garlic in a medium bowl; mash with a fork until a paste consistency. Add vinegar, oil, and cumin, stirring with a whisk. Add tomato and next 4 ingredients (through pepper); toss well. Serve with pita chips.

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Ratings & Reviews


September 14, 2015
I am NOT a fan of Black Eyed Peas but NOW I am.....SO TASTY

VestaTuran's Review

September 25, 2014

rottrod's Review

February 24, 2013
This is so good. I used seasoned rice vinegar because that is all I had. I think it would be just as good with only 1/2 of the oil.

heathwill's Review

November 12, 2012

springhilllad's Review

June 23, 2011
Followed recipe. Tasty.

ChefAmandaLynn's Review

April 24, 2011
This was a nice side dish, I cooked my own dried beans so I added a little extra salt.

tara31's Review

July 30, 2010
So good, and even better the next day! Didn't have garlic olive oil so I added more minced garlic, and also added a couple of minced fresh serranos from the garden for more spice. Made homemade corn chips by baking tortillas - delicious!

jazzwood's Review

June 27, 2009
I've made this three times. Always a hit. Very easy. Have used it as both a side dish and a dip prior to a meal. I do not peel the tomatoes. The hardest part is dicing the jalapeno. Therefore, I used only half of a jalapeno so that the second time I made it I had the jalapeno ready to go.

SharonW's Review

June 11, 2009
I used 28 oz of canned diced tomatoes with the jalapenos in them, two cans of black-eyed peas, and regular EVOO. We have it as a side dish. This is an incredibly easy and delicious salad! It's become one of my catering staples.

tastan's Review

May 18, 2009
Great summer salad. Very flavorful and takes about 10 minutes to make. I also did not bother to peel the tomatoes.