Cajun Black-Eyed Pea & Pimiento Salad

Cajun Black-Eyed Pea & Pimiento Salad

High fiber black-eyed peas with pimiento, parsley, tomato, Monterey Jack cheese in a pepper sauce vinaigrette.

15 min.prep time 1:15total time
6 servings
151 Rating

Ingredients

Dressing

2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Salad

4 cups coarsely chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 (15-ounce) can black-eyed peas or black beans, rinsed, drained
1 (4-ounce) jar diced pimientos
2 ounces (1/2 cup) LAND O LAKES® Monterey Jack Cheese, cubed 1/4-inch
Lettuce leaves

Directions

Combine all dressing ingredients in jar with tight-fitting lid; shake well.

Combine dressing and all salad ingredients except lettuce in large bowl; mix well. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour.

To serve, place 1 lettuce leaf on each individual plate; top with 1 cup salad mixture.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 130

Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 230mg

Carbohydrates: 17g

Dietary Fiber: 4g

Protein: 7g

Recipe #9608C©1997Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I have made this a number of times to bring to pot lucks and always get requests for the recipe, which is super-easy to make.

To add even more zing, I've subbed pepper Jack cheese for half of the plain Jack cheese; I've also found that dried parsley works fine in this recipe.

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