Black-Eyed Pea Salad with Avocado and Jalapeno Recipe
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Black-Eyed Pea Salad with Avocado and Jalapeno Recipe

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“I've had a lot of compliments and requests for this recipe over the years. My husband loves it, and it's especially great on hot days. The salad dressing keeps the avocado from turning dark, even if you have leftovers-which doesn't happen often!” A fun alternative to pasta or potato salad. —Nancy Cariker, Bakersfield, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and diced
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/3 cup Italian salad dressing

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 237 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 562mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 7g fiber), 7g protein


  1. In a large serving bowl, combine all the ingredients; toss to coat. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Black-Eyed Pea Salad in Simple & Delicious March/April 2009, p27

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Reviewed May. 6, 2015

"The flavors work together nicely"

Reviewed Jul. 25, 2013

"I have taken this to the last two reunions we've had. I doubled the recipe and still didn't come home with any."

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2010

"Made this as a side with some Chicken Enchiladas and the family devoured it all!!"

Reviewed Jun. 16, 2010

"Made this for a party - everyone loved it!"

Reviewed Jun. 11, 2010

"My family loves this recipe. We eat it with chips like a salsa!"

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