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Vibrant Black-Eyed Pea Salad

My black-eyed pea salad reminds me of a southern cooking class my husband and I took while visiting Savannah, Georgia. People go nuts for it at picnics and potlucks. —Danielle Lee, Sewickley, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 each small green, yellow and red peppers, finely chopped
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon stone-ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano or 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  • In a large bowl, combine peas, tomatoes, peppers, onion, celery and basil.
  • For dressing, in a small bowl, whisk vinegar, mustard, oregano, salt and pepper. Gradually whisk in oil until blended. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, at least 3 hours before serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 130 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 319mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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  • jc1701
    Sep 28, 2020

    No comment left

  • llockette
    Aug 8, 2020

    I hope people are just not taking the time to review. For my husband and me, this is the best cold salad EVER! Definitely use the balsamic vinegar; it gives it a kick.

  • e
    Apr 1, 2017

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  • randcbruns
    Jul 22, 2015

    I like black-eyed peas, so I'm always looking for something to do with them. This was good but the black-eyed peas seem to get lost in all the other ingredients and sauce.

  • aug2295
    Jul 2, 2015

    Loved this as a dip with tortilla chips. I served with sour cream. Some jalapenps might have kicked this up a notch.

  • pi2578
    Jun 4, 2015

    I really liked this recipe. It was good as a salad and also as a dip.

  • meaganteal
    May 24, 2015

    I made this for our Memorial weekend party. For me, it was missing something. All I tasted was sauce, but one flavor came through. Not sure that I will make this again.