Quick and Easy Black Eyed Pea Salad

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by jenne

One of a few winners of Cooking Light Magazine's Ultimate Reader Recipe Contest, Jan/Feb 2010. So good! This is a great vegetarian lunch or a perfect pack and go side dish for a pot luck!

Top Review by Bev I Am

I combined the dressing ingredients together for this recipe, gathered the salad ingredients, then realized I did not have a can of black eyed peas. The dressing was already made, other ingredients chopped, so I decided to sub a can of chickpeas for the black eyed peas. The dressing is so good in this that I do believe you could use any kind of pea or bean you wantin this salad. Allowed to marinate a few hours in the frige to combine the flavors, this is one awesome salad. I loved the use of the mint and would not leave it out. The combination of colors and flavors is wonderful. I used only one large clove of garlic and felt it was plenty. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe, JanuaryBride!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare dressing by mixing together first 5 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk until well blended.
  2. Place all of salad ingredients in a large bowl, drizzle dressing over the top and toss well.
  3. Cover and chill.

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