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Cold Black-eyed Pea Salad W/ Jalapeno Dressing Recipe

August 12th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1lbdried black-eyed peas
  2. 1bay leaf
  3. 1largered onion, finely diced
  4. 2teaspoons gratedorange zest
  5. 1/4cupfresh orange juice
  6. 5clovesgarlic, minced
  7. 2tablespoonsmolasses
  8. 1/3cupred wine vinegar
  9. 1/4teaspoonhot pepper sauce
  10. 1smalljalapeno pepper, with seeds,minced
  11. 1/2teaspoonthyme
  12. 1teaspoonsalt
  13. 1/2teaspoonfresh ground pepper
  14. 3/4cuplite olive oil
  15. 1largecucumber, peeled,seeded and cut into 1/2 inch dices

DIRECTIONS

  1. In large saucepan, cover peas with 4″ cold water.
  2. Add bay leaf boil over moderate heat- reduce to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the peas are tender-approximately 50 minutes.
  3. Add water if peas look dry.
  4. Drain in colander, rinse with cold water; discard bay leaf.
  5. Transfer to large bowl and toss w/ red onion.
  6. Combine ingredients from orange zest to black pepper.
  7. Whisk in olive oil.
  8. Add to peas and toss well.
  9. Cover and refrigerate.
  10. Just before serving, fold in the cucumber and jalapeno.

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