Have you ever tried black-eyed peas? This delicious, beautiful bean was first grown in Africa more than 5,000 years ago, and was carried by slaves on ships to America. These days, it’s enjoyed all around the world. In the US, the black-eyed pea is a particularly beloved ingredient in Southern and Soul Food cuisine. You can enjoy black-eyed peas warm and creamy, or cold in a salad. They may even come stewed with bacon, okra, or fish. There are lots of ways to enjoy black-eyed peas!
For this recipe, we’ve created a tangy Black-Eyed Peas Rainbow Salad. Chard and purple cabbage bring some color, but the peas are still the stars of this dish. This sweet-tangy dressing is a wonderfully refreshing way to enjoy this one-of-a-kind bean.