Colorful and tasty with chunks of sweet potato, bits of red bell pepper and flecks of fresh herbs, this relish makes a wonderful Southern-style accompaniment to roasted or grilled meat and poultry.
Delicious, Quick Side Dishes
1 cup dried black-eyed peas
1 small sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 3/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Vidalia or other sweet onions, minced
1/4 cup minced red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
2 tablespoons raspberry or red-wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
How to Make It
Soak the black-eyed peas in warm water to cover for 1 hour. Drain.
Put the black-eyed peas in a saucepan. Add enough water to cover by 1 inch. Add the potato and 1 3/4 teaspoons of the salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer until the peas and potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Drain.
In a large frying pan, heat the oil over moderately low heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring, until translucent, about 8 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool. Stir in the pea and potato mixture, the bell pepper, parsley, basil, chives, vinegar, the remaining 1 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Serve at room temperature.
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