makes 7 cups

Savor a salad version of the traditional Southern black-eyed pea and rice dish that is often served on New Year's Day to ensure good luck in the coming year. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Dice first 4 ingredients. Combine diced vegetables, peas, and next 6 ingredients in a large bowl.

Step 2

Combine vinegars in a small bowl, and whisk in oil in a slow, steady stream, blending well. Add to vegetable mixture, tossing gently to coat. Cover and chill 3 to 4 hours. Stir in bacon. Garnish, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

emmaline's Review

January 04, 2014
My family loved this and it will be a new staple. I decided to scrape off the cumin before mixing everything together. Within 3 days I have been asked for the recipe by 4 people and my mother has been asked by someone since serving it yesterday ;) Absolutely fresh and delicious - and a GREAT substitute for traditional Hoppin' John. Thank you!

salsify's Review

September 22, 2012
I have sent this recipe to so many friends after trying it for themselves. I substitute two cans of black beans instead of all black-eyed peas. I add a cup of cooked quinoa or barley, add more garlic to taste, ditch the bacon to keep it healthy and am generous with the cumin as we love that smoky flavor. And depending on the size of the hot peppers, I add a third jalapeno. This is a good side dish or an appetizer if you put the scoop -type chips out next to the bowl.

sactogirl's Review

June 20, 2010
I made this for a work party and received rave reviews fot this very easy and healthy receipe. I chopped a whole head of cilantro and added it instead of a few teaspoons of parsly and I did not add the bacon. For tonight's dinner I will add the bacon and serve with corn bread and red wine. A fast and easy Fathers Day meal!

Judithkerr's Review

November 21, 2009
Can`t believe no one has rated this recipe. Tried it on friends tonight. We all thought it very good. I plan to use it for our Christmas buffet party.