Monthly Archives: May 2008

Marinated Black-Eyed Peas

Black-eyed peas have been an important staple of Southern cookery since they came to southern shores as part of the slave trade from Africa. This appetizing salad hails from traditional Texas home cooking, hence its colloquial name “Texas Caviar.” Adapted from Great American Vegetarian.

Dilled Chickpea Salad

This simple salad is made special with fresh dill, olives, and a hint of mustard.

Mediterranean Bean Salad with Pickled Beets

This colorful salad of kidney beans, beets, cabbage, and peas, is a good companion to mild pasta or grain dishes. Adapted from Pasta East to West.

Navy Bean and Green Bean Salad with Fresh Herbs

Featuring the companionable flavors of fresh green beans, navy beans, and cucumber, here’s a lively, refreshing salad, perfect for picnics, potlucks, and casual company buffets. Use the recommended amounts of fresh herbs as a guideline — the more, the better!

Pinto Beans With Watercress

This simple salad pairs pinto beans with super-nutritious watercress. It boosts the protein and Vitamin C content of simple meals, and is a great choice for the lunch box as well as outdoor meals and picnics.