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Black-Eyed Pea Pasta Salad Recipe

Black-Eyed Pea Pasta Salad Recipe

Grilling out? You may want to serve this refreshing, make-ahead salad at the barbecue. A creamy Italian dressing enhances the chopped vegetables, cheese and pasta. —Joan Huggins, Waynesboro, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 jar (7-1/2 ounces) marinated quartered artichoke hearts
  • 1 cup uncooked tricolor spiral pasta
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 4 slices provolone cheese, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced pepperoni, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup prepared Italian salad dressing


  • 1. Drain artichokes, reserving 1/4 cup liquid; chop and set aside. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine the artichokes, peas, cheese, peppers, onion and pepperoni. Drain pasta; add to artichoke mixture.
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, salad dressing and reserved artichoke liquid. Pour over pasta mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 339 calories, 24g fat (6g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 625mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.

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veggiemama User ID: 4640590 183128
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2012

"I am also a vegetarian so I omitted the pepperoni. This salad is awesome!"

Jean39 User ID: 5510066 184551
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2011

"I made this recipe this last summer. I really like it. I think it would be good anytime of year."

Michelle.Green User ID: 5356677 115117
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"My boyfriend and I are vegetarians and so we made this without the pepperoni and it was delicious. Very good, we also changed the pasta to the radiatore and it mades it alot easier to eat. I would also recommend cutting the artichoke hearts into smaller pieces"

jconkle User ID: 5486357 106474
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

"I use two 9oz jars marinated baby artichoke hearts and 1 can sliced black olives and 2 cups uncooked pasta. I also double the dressing so more can be added after sitting over night. Love this recipe, have made it many times."

azco0402 User ID: 4963105 100927
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2011

"I used a full 1lb box of pasta (thanks, DGrammyB428!) and doubled the mayo/dressing (I used zesty italian) since I was making it the night before and didn't want it to become too dry. Everyone loved it, and asked for leftovers to take home. I think just about any meat/veggie combo would work well with the basic pasta/dressing. Very light and flavorful!"

[email protected] User ID: 4599654 184545
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2011

"Forgot to mention - I used swiss cheese. Yum. I think this would be a meal in itself with shrimp instead of the pepperoni. Or cubed ham or chicken. The dressing is just right and I'll probably use it on other salads too."

[email protected] User ID: 4599654 182572
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2011

"Luckily I figured out that 1 lb box of pasta not 1 cup was what was needed. This salad is delicious, different and enjoyed by all with our grilled burgers on Memorial Day.Next time I think I'll use garbanzo beans instead of black-eyed peas. Some chopped black olives too. The artichoke hearts kind of get lost, but all in all, a great blend of flavors."

vallartagal User ID: 1482934 183127
Reviewed May. 31, 2011

"This was the biggest hit of all the items on the buffet table. I couldn't believe the number of people who went back for second and THIRD helpings. I made no changes to the recipe. It's a keeper."

csweger User ID: 4821305 106473
Reviewed May. 31, 2011

"I couldn't believe how fantastic this salad was. I love artichokes but not a lot of other people do, so I hesitated putting them in. However, they added just the right "tang" to the flavor. And because there is minimal dressing, it appears to me to be a very healthy salad! Kudos to the author!"

ferndale52 User ID: 4154455 183126
Reviewed May. 28, 2011

"colorful, easy. tasty. nice textures from creamy to crunchy. the italian dressing and marinated artichokes add extra flavor"

gyzmo8 User ID: 5414367 210978
Reviewed May. 25, 2011

"For edwinaseath; use turkey pepperoni a lot less fat!"

mamieowe User ID: 3902334 116767
Reviewed May. 25, 2011

"My husband are salad eaters.. We thought this was extraordinary.. Yum, Yum"

chocfanatic User ID: 5944971 100926
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"I made this with whole grain blend rotini, lite mayo, fat free italien dressing and cubed smoked ham to significantly cut down on fat & calories and increase fiber. Better if it chills for several hours before serving."

grammadi323 User ID: 4618440 116764
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"I would think any cheese and any meat would work... chicken? should be great! wherever your imagination took you would be your only limits on this one!"

edwinaseath User ID: 4304807 115116
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"What could you use instead of Pepperoni"

mluisac User ID: 3584181 184109
Reviewed May. 6, 2010

"LOVE IT!!! I used mozzarella cheese instead of provolone, & it turned out fine. A great salad for a picnic. I also added riped black olives to give another color. Hubby loves it:)"

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