Lady Pea Salad

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 6 servings
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook 20 mins

Lady peas are a kind of Southern field pea with a delicate flavor.

Lady Pea Salad
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

If you can't find field peas, lima beans will work just as well in this side dish.


3 cups shelled field peas (such as lady peas or black-eyed peas) or lima beans
4 slices slices bacon
2 shallots, chopped
3 green onions, chopped
15 cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup shredded basil
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine peas and water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until peas are tender but not mushy. Drain and rinse.
  2. Cook bacon in a large skillet; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Add shallots and green onions to drippings; sauté 5 minutes. Combine shallot mixture, peas, tomatoes, basil, feta, salt and pepper; toss gently.



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