'eyes of Texas' Salad

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Julie in TX

This was the winning recipe in 1982 in the Athens, Texas Black-Eyed Pea Cookoff. A Southern tradition says that you will have good luck all year long if you eat black-eyed peas on New Years. This is an interesting dish to serve, but I don't know how much luck it will bring you! It may be made using left over roasted chicken. I didn't include cooking time for the chicken or rice in the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. SALAD:.
  2. Combine black-eyed peas, rice and chicken.
  3. Add celery, onions mayonnaise, salt, pepper and hot sauce.
  4. Stir well.
  5. Pack into an oiled 5 1/2 cup mold.
  6. Refrigerate until set.
  7. Unmold and spread with Avocado Topping.
  9. Blend ingredients together until smooth.
  10. Smooth over black-eyed pea ring as though frosting a cake.

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