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black eyed pea salad

Black Eyed Pea Salad

A Southern-style easy, flavorful and refreshing bean salad that produces various and wonderful texture. Perfect summer dish to enjoy at home or a side dish on barbecue and potluck.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 7 people
Calories 207 kcal
Author Immaculate Bites

Ingredients

Dressing/Marinade

  • 1 medium Orange
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ cup small diced onion
  • ½ -1 teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2-3 Tablespoons fresh herbs (cilantro or parsley)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Veggies and Fruits

  • 3-4 cups cooked black-eyed peas
  • 1 canned corn
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • 1-2 cup cherry tomatoes sliced
  • 1-2 cup cucumber diced
  • ½ bell pepper diced
  • 1 avocado peeled and chopped

Instructions

  1. Squeeze out juice from orange, lemon and lime into a non- reactive pan. Add cumin, honey,garlic,onion, oil and herbs. Whisk everything together then lightly salt and pepper to taste.Mix well to combine , adjust for seasoning. Refrigerate until ready to use.


  2. Drain and rinse beans from can and place in a large bowl. Repeat this process for the corn. Add diced cucumber , bell pepper , cherry tomatoes .

    Dice avocados and drizzle with lemon to prevent discoloration, before adding to the rest of the vegetables.

  3. Pour over the dressing/marinade mixture over the salad, stir to coat, cover and place in the fridge for 2 hours or more before serving. Take note to stir in occasionally.
  4. Give it a stir before serving.

HOW TO BOIL BLACK EYED PEAS

  1. Rinse black eyed pea beans and pick through and discard any foreign object. (I did not have to do this since I use the packaged beans.)

  2.  Add beans to a large pot covering with 3-4 inches of cold water.

  3. Cover and let sit overnight or about 1-2 hours 

  4. Drain the soaked beans, rinse, and place the beans in a Dutch oven or pressure cooker. Follow instructions for cooking beans in your pressure cooker. It takes roughly between 8 to 12 minutes to cook.

  5. If not using a pressure cook, cook the beans for about 30- 50 mins , depending on how tender you like them.

Recipe Notes

You can boil beans and freeze for when the need arises. In the recipe I used canned black eyed pea,, you can use black eyed peas if available.