Black-Eyed Pea Pasta Salad
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling
Really good both made as written and with substitutions. My two main additions on the last time I made this was to add about 8 oz canned yellow corn and 1 c. medium fresh deli salsa (La Mexicana was what I had). Added some lime juice and a 1/2 c. lt. sour cream to the dressing. Changed out the cheese - used sliced swiss, added a bit of crumbled feta and a good spinkle of shredded mozzarella. Delish that way too. Thanks for the recipe Joan!
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I am also a vegetarian so I omitted the pepperoni. This salad is awesome!
I made this recipe this last summer. I really like it. I think it would be good anytime of year.
My boyfriend and I are vegetarians and so we made this without the pepperoni and it was delicious. Very good, we also changed the pasta to the radiatore and it mades it alot easier to eat. I would also recommend cutting the artichoke hearts into smaller pieces
I use two 9oz jars marinated baby artichoke hearts and 1 can sliced black olives and 2 cups uncooked pasta. I also double the dressing so more can be added after sitting over night. Love this recipe, have made it many times.
I used a full 1lb box of pasta (thanks, DGrammyB428!) and doubled the mayo/dressing (I used zesty italian) since I was making it the night before and didn't want it to become too dry. Everyone loved it, and asked for leftovers to take home. I think just about any meat/veggie combo would work well with the basic pasta/dressing. Very light and flavorful!
Forgot to mention - I used swiss cheese. Yum. I think this would be a meal in itself with shrimp instead of the pepperoni. Or cubed ham or chicken. The dressing is just right and I'll probably use it on other salads too.
Luckily I figured out that 1 lb box of pasta not 1 cup was what was needed. This salad is delicious, different and enjoyed by all with our grilled burgers on Memorial Day.Next time I think I'll use garbanzo beans instead of black-eyed peas. Some chopped black olives too. The artichoke hearts kind of get lost, but all in all, a great blend of flavors.
This was the biggest hit of all the items on the buffet table. I couldn't believe the number of people who went back for second and THIRD helpings. I made no changes to the recipe. It's a keeper.