Poor Man’s Caviar

  • Serves

    makes 8 Cups

This recipe can be served as a salad or a side dish.


  • 2 (15-oz.) cans of black-eyed peas
  • 8 scallions, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 large tomato, cored and diced
  • 14 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 (16-oz.) bottle of spicy Italian salad dressing


Step 1

Drain peas well, discarding the liquid, and transfer peas to a large bowl. Add scallions, peppers, tomatoes, cilantro, and salad dressing and toss to combine.

Step 2

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight, to allow the flavors to come together. Serve cold or at room temperature.

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