Soak black-eyes in enough water to cover for 6 hours or overnight. Drain well. Transfer peas to a saucepan. Add enough water to cover, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and allow to boil until tender, about 45 minutes. Do not overcook. Drain well and transfer to a large bowl. Blend in dressing and let cool. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
Makes 7 cups.