Similar to Cowboy Caviar with Black Eyed Peas, this salad makes great use of Purple Hull Peas. We grow these in our backyard, so I was looking for something to do with them (other than smothering them down with ham hocks). Find Gator Pickles Zucchini Chow Chow and Magic Swamp Dust in lots of stores and at www.CreativeCajunCooking.com
1 cup Purple Hull Peas
1/2 cup Gator Pickles Zucchini Chow Chow
1/2 to 1 cup each chopped tomato, red/yellow/orange bell pepper, red onion
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup Italian dressing
Magic Swamp Dust seasoning to taste (salt/pepper/garlic/lemon flavor)
If using fresh Purple Hull Peas from the garden, they'll probably be a little firm. Steam them in the microwave with a little water for 1 -2 minutes to desired tenderness. If using peas from the freezer section, just let thaw. Canned peas, drain.
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve. Very good with parmesan crisps or tortilla chips.