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Black-Eyed Pea and Bean Salad Recipe

"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 YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

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.