Black-Eyed Pea and Bean Salad Recipe

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"I was trying to use up some ingredients I had in our pantry one day and threw this bean salad together," related Marilyn Gonsman of Blairsville, Georgia. "I served it the next night with chicken, and everyone enjoyed it."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

Nutritiona Facts: 3/4 cup equals 169 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 414 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 9 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the kidney beans, black-eyed peas, black beans, celery, red pepper and onion. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegars, oil and salt. Pour over bean mixture; toss to coat. Refrigerate for about 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Black-Eyed Pea and Bean Salad in Light & Tasty December/January 2005, p45

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Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"Quick, easy, delicious and healthy. Makes for a perfect little lunch."

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