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Black Eyed Pea And Ham Salad

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  Black eyed peas 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Chopped fresh parsley 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Onions 2 Medium
  Hot pepper sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Carrots 2 Medium
  Oil and vinegar dressing 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Nitrite free virginia style ham/Smoked ham 1 3⁄4 Pound, cut into 1/4 by 1/4 inch pieces
  Diced seeded tomatoes 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)

Wash peas and soak for 12 to 24 hours in water to cover; drain.
Place soaked peas, onions, carrots and garlic in 6 quart pot.
Cover with cold water and bring to boil; lower heat immediately and simmer until peas are tender, 45 to 60 minutes.
Remove onions, carrots and garlic and set aside.
Drain peas, discarding any visible shells.
Cut onions and carrots into fine dice; mash or finely chop garlic.
Mix these ingredients with the drained peas.
Add the ham, parsley, hot pepper sauce and dressing and season with salt and pepper.
Stir gently to distribute dressing.
Refrigerate until well chilled, overnight if desired.
When ready to serve, stir in diced tomatoes gently.

Recipe Summary

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Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 406 Calories from Fat 183

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g31.4%

Saturated Fat 7.9 g39.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1157.9 mg48.2%

Total Carbohydrates 32 g10.6%

Dietary Fiber 5.9 g23.6%

Sugars 2.1 g

Protein 27 g53.2%

Vitamin A 35.6% Vitamin C 16.3%

Calcium 5.5% Iron 27%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Black Eyed Pea And Ham Salad Recipe