Georgia Caviar

A salad doesn’t have to be complicated to be great. A few fresh ingredients, a few canned, with a great dressing, and you have a big batch of colorful salad that is sure to impress at your next family gathering. This Georgia caviar (sounds fancier than ‘some beans with pepper and onion and black-eyed-peas salad’) has a great crispy fresh crunch, sweetness from corn, and that great black-eyed pea flavor.

Georgia Caviar

I grew up on black-eyed peas and I still love them. My dad is (apparently) required to have them at every meal. He grew up on them too.
I can’t say any more about this Georgia caviar. I just keep looking at the picture and thinking, ‘dang, that was a great salad’. It really was. So refreshing.

Also try my Cowboy caviar, Buffalo Cowboy caviar and summer corn salad recipes.

Georgia Caviar

This Georgia caviar (sounds fancier than ‘some beans with pepper and onion and black-eyed-peas salad’) has a great crispy fresh crunch, sweetness from corn, and that great black-eyed pea flavor.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 154kcal

Ingredients

For the dressing

For the salad

  • 3 15 ounce black-eyed peas rinsed, drained
  • 1 15 ounce sweet corn rinsed, drained
  • 2 green bell peppers chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 medium sweet onion chopped
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

For the dressing

  • Place sugar and vinegar in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in the oil.

For the salad

  • Combine all ingredients except the salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  • Drizzle with the dressing and mix well.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 461IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

4-Bean Salad

I love a good bean salad. But, this isn’t a good bean salad… it’s an amazing bean salad. The pickle sauce is so tasty, a combination of sweet and vinegar. I could probably just sit down and drink a glass of it by itself. The sauce is what makes this 4-bean salad something special.

If I’d leave out the peppadew peppers this would be an above-average salad, and I’d be happy to take it to any family picnic or get-together. But, with the peppadew peppers it becomes something that everyone will talk about. They bring just the right amount of heat. They’re my new most-favorite thing. Perfect on hamburgers, hot dogs, in salads, on sandwiches, you name it.

4-Bean Salad

If you can’t find peppadews, use the hot and sweet cherry peppers you can find at Trader Joe’s. If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s nearby, you can substitute chopped roasted red pepper, but you’ll want to add a spicy hot sauce to add some kick. This 4-bean salad needs some kick.

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4-Bean Salad

I love a good bean salad. But, this isn’t a good bean salad… it’s an amazing bean salad.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 345kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup green onions sliced
  • 3/4 cup red onions finely diced
  • 1/4 cup peppadew peppers finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 12 ounces white beans canned, rinsed, drained
  • 12 ounces chick peas canned, rinsed, drained
  • 12 ounces pinto beans canned, rinsed, drained
  • 12 ounces black beans canned, rinsed, drained
  • ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Gently mix all ingredients together. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour.
  • Toss lightly before serving.
  • Note: This salad is even better the next day.

Nutrition

Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 746mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutritional values are approximate.