Piyaz is a kind of salad or meze that is made from some kind of dry beans, onions, parsley, sometimes other herbs and spices. The most common piyaz is made with white broad beans. This one is made with Black Eyed Peas. It is simple, tasty and very healthy. Enjoy!
2 cups dry black eyed peas (soaked overnight)
5-6 cups boiling water
1 large onion, julienne cut or chopped
1 cup parsley, chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
1 table spoon balsamic vinegar
½ cup small tomatoes cut in half
3-4 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon hot chile pepper (optional)
Salt & pepper to taste
Soak dry black eyed peas overnight or at least for 3 hours.
Soak Black Eyed Peas overnight
In a pot combine boiling water and beans. Let it simmer over medium heat until the beans are tender, about 30 minutes. Drain and put the black eyed peas in a large bowl. Let it cool to room temperature.
Boiled and drained Black Eyed Peas
Add the onions, lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, peppers and salt into the bowl. Gently mix with a spoon.
Place the salad into a serving dish. Garnish with small tomatoes. Cover and chill in the refrigerator. Serve chilled.