The mint in this Southern black-eyed pea-and-rice salad makes it exceptionally original.
Combine peas, rice, and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl.
Place herbs and garlic on a cutting board, and sprinkle evenly with salt; finely chop herbs and garlic. Sprinkle over rice mixture, and stir gently.
Combine lemon juice, oil, and pepper; stir into rice mixture.