Black Eyed Pea Pasta Salad Recipe

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Summer just screams things like barbecue to me. I don’t know if it’s living in Texas or just the warm weather. And with barbecue comes all the tasty side dishes. I dream about some of the homemade potato salad I’ve had in the past. Nothing can be a good potato or pasta salad.

Krista from Everyday Mom’s Meals has adapted a great recipe from Lady Behind the Curtain. Black Eyed Pea Pasta Salad just sounds like a refreshing take on the pasta salads I have seen so many times before. It’s a great addition to any summer menu!

Black Eyed Pea Pasta Salad Recipe

Black Eyed Pea Pasta Salad

I’ll admit that the ingredient list for this one is a bit long. I like things short and sweet. But I like the refreshing sound of this recipe. It just seems like a great take on pasta salad! Plus it really is pretty simple to make! If you can boil pasta and chop up some veggies then you’re good to go!

What you need:

  • 1 (15 oz.) can black eyed peas, drained and rinsed with cool water
  • 1 lb. garden rotini pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c. red onion, finely chopped
  • 3/4 c. cucumber, finely chopped
  • 15 grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3 TBS vegetable oil
  • 6 TBS cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning, extra for garnish
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

What you do:

  1. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the packaging.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, combine peas, pepper, onion, cucumber, and tomatoes in a large bowl. Toss to combine.
  3. In a medium jar combine oil, vinegar, sugar, Italian seasoning, chili powder, seasoned salt, and pepper. Shake well to combine.
  4. When pasta is done and drained well  combine it with veggies. Toss again.
  5. Pour dressing over entire mixture and stir well.
  6. Chill at least 3 hours before serving.
  7. Garnish with extra Italian seasoning.

Black Eyed Pea Pasta Salad

Black Eyed Pea Pasta Salad

Shopping List

  • 1 (15 oz.) can black eyed peas, drained and rinsed with cool water
  • 1 lb. garden rotini pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c. red onion, finely chopped
  • 3/4 c. cucumber, finely chopped
  • 15 grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3 TBS vegetable oil
  • 6 TBS cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning, extra for garnish
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

In the Kitchen

  1. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the packaging.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, combine peas, pepper, onion, cucumber, and tomatoes in a large bowl. Toss to combine.
  3. In a medium jar combine oil, vinegar, sugar, Italian seasoning, chili powder, seasoned salt, and pepper. Shake well to combine.
  4. When pasta is done and drained well combine it with veggies. Toss again.
  5. Pour dressing over entire mixture and stir well.
  6. Chill at least 3 hours before serving.
  7. Garnish with extra Italian seasoning.
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What is your favorite type of pasta salad?

 

 

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Comments

  1. Oh my goodness this looks so yummy! I’ll be right over for dinner! I pinned this too!
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  2. Betty Baez says:

    I make this all the time the only difference is i dont add chili powder and italian dressing ill have to try adding the two, its a big hit with the entire family!

  3. Pinned!!!!!!!!!!!! Love this recipe! I didn’t think the ingredient list was long at all– in fact I bet I have every single on in the pantry right now & I can’t wait to try this! Thanks for a great recipe!
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  4. john hutchens says:

    I copied the recipe and will make it for this weekend , everyone will think I can cook. This looks good.

  5. This sounds amazing! It may have to be the recipe I cook ahead to have on-hand for easy lunches this week. I’ll just throw a scoop or two on a bed of lettuce and voila easy, healthy lunch!

  6. Todd Lovessweeps says:

    Wow this looks really good – i love pasta salad but have never thought about putting in black eyed peas – pinned on my recipe board – http://pinterest.com/pin/108086459780406291/

  7. Delicious and Fresh is what this recipe looks like.

  8. shelly peterson says:

    I make something similar with Italian dressing and pepperoni in it and the family loves it. I’m going to have to try your recipe, it looks yummy!

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