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Camellia Brand

Lady Pea Salad

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  • 1 (1-pound) package Camellia Brand Lady Cream Peas, rinsed and sorted
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2¼ teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • ½ cup finely diced celery
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Butter lettuce leaves, to serve
  • Garnish: fresh basil leaves, ground black pepper


  1. In a large pot, bring lady cream peas, broth, garlic, and 2 teaspoons salt to a boil over medium-high heat. 
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, covered, until lady cream peas are just tender but not mushy, about 1 hour, adding more broth if needed. Drain and let cool.
  3. In a large bowl, combine celery, bell pepper, parsley, basil, vinegar, oil, and sugar. Fold in cooled lady peas; cover and chill for at least 1 hour. Add black pepper and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Serve over lettuce. Garnish with basil and black pepper, if desired.


This recipe and image are from Taste of the South magazine.

Ingredients used in this Recipe

celery lady cream peas lettuce bell pepper basil parsley