Rose Mary Mogan


The unique flavors of these fresh garden ingredients really tantalize your taste buds. This fresh salad was one of the stars of the show on our chilled salad bar, during our family reunion last year. It is a wonderful way to incooperate fiber into your daily diet, and it taste great too.It is fresh tasty,and very filling.The eye appeal alone makes you want to try it,forgetting all about the fact that it is good for you. There is no real caviar in this dish, it gets it's name from the black eye peas, used frequently in the Southern states.

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6-8 people


25 Min


No-Cook or Other


shallots, or 1 med. onion chopped
1 medium
green bell pepper, chopped
1 medium
red bell pepper, chopped
1 bunch
green onions, chopped
jalapenos, seeded & chopped
4 clove
garlic, minced
3 medium
plum or other variety tomatoes, chopped
1/3 c
shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 c
light mayonnaise
2 pkg
splenda, or 4 tsp. sugar (optional)
1 c
light zesty italian dressing
2 can(s)
15 oz. black eyed peas, drained & rinsed
leaf lettuce, garnish ( optional)
1 medium
tomato, quartered into 8's, for garnish
1 small
jalapeno, cut into rings for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

In a medium size bowl, combine all of the chopped and minced ingredients, and stir gently to combine.
Combine the italian dressing with the mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, and splenda packets or sugar, and pour over the salad ingredients. Stir gently to combine.Allow flavors to marry for at least 2 hours, to blend flavors.
GARNISH: Wash leaf lettuce, and dry, and line a platter with the leaves, then pile on the salad in a mound, or place in a smaller bowl and invert on to lettuce bed, and then garnish with tomato wedges, and jalapeno rings if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #good, #tasty, #fiber