Oldways Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Black-eyed peas have long been symbolic in African American culture and cuisine. At New Years, black-eyed peas are traditionally eaten to bring good fortune in the coming year. No cooking required with this recipe, which brings crisp, bright flavor and heritage to any table. 


½ medium-size red onion, diced
1 celery stalk, diced
½ red bell pepper, diced
2 cans (15 oz. each) of black-eyed peas, thoroughly rinsed (rinsing canned beans reduces up to 41% of sodium)
3 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
juice from ½ lemon
fresh dill or parsley, ½ cup chopped
Salt and pepper to taste 


1. Rinse the black-eyed peas.
2. Dice the celery, onion, and bell pepper into small cubes.
3. Put the onion, celery, bell pepper, and black-eyed peas into the mixing bowl.
4. Dress the salad with the vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, fresh herbs, and salt and pepper to taste.

Nutritional Analysis: 
Calories: 140, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 183mg, Carbohydrate: 21g, Fiber: 5g, Sugars: 1g, Protein: 7g



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