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Black-Eyed Pea Pasta Salad

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling

Makes

8 servings

Grilling out? You may want to serve this refreshing, make-ahead salad at the barbecue. A creamy Italian dressing enhances the chopped vegetables, cheese and pasta. —Joan Huggins, Waynesboro, Mississippi

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (7-1/2 ounces) marinated quartered artichoke hearts
  • 1 cup uncooked tricolor spiral pasta
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 4 slices provolone cheese, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced pepperoni, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup prepared Italian salad dressing

Directions

  1. Drain artichokes, reserving 1/4 cup liquid; chop and set aside. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine the artichokes, peas, cheese, peppers, onion and pepperoni. Drain pasta; add to artichoke mixture.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, salad dressing and reserved artichoke liquid. Pour over pasta mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 339 calories, 24g fat (6g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 625mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.

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