This is a great, refreshing tailgate party dish that serves up well with blue corn chips and can be made days ahead.
Combine the following in a container with a lid to store in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours before serving,
2 (15 oz) cans of black-eyed peas and peppers
1 whole red onion, finely diced
3 bell peppers (red, green, yellow) finely diced
1 to 2 Tablespoons minced garlic (I use lots!!)
½ cup sugar
½ cup vinegar (apple cider or your choice)
½ cup vegetable oil (not olive oil)
1 teaspoon salt
Dash black pepper
Dash (or more) of hot sauce
The name comes from the Jack playing card showing only one eye and the black-eyed peas. Since the cafe was “Baron” and the full afternoon tea was “Queen,” it seemed only fair to give this dish a royal name.