Black-eyed peas, which actually are beans, make this classic Southern salad a vegetarian main dish.
In a large mixing bowl stir together black-eyed peas, tomatoes, corn, green onion, and jalapeno pepper. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.
For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine salad oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, thyme, mustard, and pepper. Cover and shake well. Chill dressing for 4 to 24 hours.
Just before serving, shake dressing well; pour dressing over the vegetable mixture. Toss gently to coat. If desired, garnish with collard greens. Makes 6 servings.