Black-Eyed Pea Salad II Recipe -
Black-Eyed Pea Salad II Recipe
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Black-Eyed Pea Salad II

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"My husband loves peas and beans, but I do not like the southern way of cooking them. I came up with this recipe so we could both enjoy black-eyed peas. This salad is so rich and sweet with flavor, and all the ingredients go great together! It is even better the next day!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Place sun-dried tomatoes in a small bowl with enough boiling water to cover. Allow to sit 3 minutes, or until softened. Drain, and cut into strips.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the sun-dried tomatoes, black-eyed peas, onion, bell pepper, and feta.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, and honey. Drizzle over the salad, and gently toss to coat. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 01, 2008

This was a fantastic recipe. The flavors, the colors, everything was great. I skimped on the feta (only used about 2 ounces) and the oil to cut down the fat. It still turned out great. This would be really nice with real tomatoes, too.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 18, 2011

Maybe it's the black-eyed pea taste itself, but we didn't care for this at all -- less so the next day. Too vinegar/sharp tasting. This is definitely not one of those recipes saved to my list of "greats" that I'd like to make regularly.


63 Ratings

Jan 01, 2008

Holy Cow! This recipe made me a believer in black eyed peas! I made pretty much as called for in the recipie except for a previous reviewer suggestion to use a balsamic vinegar reduction -- to do this, I took a mid-quality balsamic and boiled it down to about 1/3 its original volume, and used the recipie amount of the concentrate. My New Year's Eve party guests LOVED the flavors - we used it as a dip with some very crisp rice crackers.

Aug 05, 2006

My sister in law makes a similiar recipe with red peppers and omits the honey. she also use the tomato basil feta cheese. We love this salad!!It is great for lunch-healthy and filling!

Jan 22, 2010

I had a package of steamed black-eyed peas that I didn't know what to do with, so I gave this recipe a try. It was delicious! I cut the recipe in half since I'm single, but I still used 1/2 an onion as 1/4 of an onion just wasn't enough. All the other ingredients I just cut in half. I also used oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, so I drained and chopped them without pouring the boiling water, since they were already quite soft. I used fat-free feta cheese to cut the calories a bit. Altogether this was a fantastic high-protein and very nutritious salad. Would be great for a light lunch or supper in the summertime, and for potlucks, especially if there are vegetarians. Thanks for an awesome recipe!

Jun 05, 2009

Totally great recipe. This is the first one I've tried on this site that I didn't tweak, I made it exactly as written. It was really yummy!! I would suggest to everyone to do it the night before you are serving it because the flavors really come together overnight. Thanks for submitting this!

Mar 18, 2009

Easy way for Black-Eye Pea Salad is to just get you a jar of salsa and mix to your own consistency and let sit in refrigerator for 2 hours.

Dec 17, 2010

I love beans of any kind, but my family doesn't like them. I am always looking for ways to prepare beans that are simple and quick to prepare and easy to scale down to a serving or two. This fit the bill. I had to make a couple of substitutions as I made this spur of the moment and did not have a couple of the ingredients on hand...It was still yummy (I'm sure I would like it better as written:) I halved the recipe and used 1/2 can diced tomatoes instead of sun-dried because that is what I had. I used white onion instead of red and I had no feta so I substituted an Italian cheese blend. I ate this for lunch today with some rye crackers-Yummy and Filling. I cannot wait to go to the store and get some sun-dried tomatoes and feta (both which I LOVE) and try this again!!! Thanks for lunch:)


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  • Calories
  • 252 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.7 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 9.1 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 739 mg
  • 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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