To state it simply, I was told by more than a couple of tasters that this was one of the best bean salads they had ever tasted! I made this pretty close to the way it was posted, except I did cheat a little. I steamed the frozen black-eyed peas in the microwave, which still took about 18 minutes. Surprisingly, my supermarket was out of jalapeno, so I substituted a serrano chile and 2 red chiles (that looked like jalapenos). I then used green bell pepper (instead of red). Besides taste, this salad looks lovely, with all the beautiful colors. The dressing has a great combination of unique touches (the sage especially). We look forward to enjoying this again! Made for Fall PAC 2012.
An odd combination of ingredients, but they blend together so well. Followed to a T, but only added 1/4 c sugar and was happy with that level sweetness. Thanks for submitting such an attractive and tasty salad.
Nice salad and easy to make. I took some of the other reviewers' advise and reduced the amount of sugar. I also reduced the amount of oil by about 1/3. My husband and I loved it, the kids were indifferent, but what do they know, they're kids. We will be having this salad again. THANK YOU.
Wordeful recipe! Perfect for the summer and very healthy! Its obvious why it was at the best of ZWT
this was amazing and very colorful! i didnt use jalapenos and i totally omitted the sugar, but did everything else the same. it was lovely!
Mixed reviews...THE PICKY ONE & her friend didn't care for it (dd saw zucchini, friend didn't care for the sweet/sour), the 2 megavores loved it & i liked it. I think I'd like it better with scallions vs. red onion & less sugar. I used 1/2c but added more vinegar after tasting. A wonderful dish! I was surprised that it wasn't hotter than it was w/3 jalapenos. Thank you, Susie! Made for 5/08 Summer salads tag.
This was way too sweet for our taste, and I only used half the sugar. Nice vege combo, though, but I'll tweak the dressing significantly next time.
I loved this sweet/spicey/ earthy salad. I would decrease the sugar a little next time,but possibly because I only used one jalapeno. Thanks for posting!
Wonderful stuff!! I loved the flavor of the dressing on the veggies! I used spenda instead of sugar...otherwise I followed the recipe. DH and I really enjoyed the heat. Thanks Susie. Happy New Years!!
You know how much I love this salad,thanks for at last sharing the recipe with your mom.As we both know is hard to get one from you. Keep cooking my favorites, and I might get them all.