Black Eyed Peas Salad

I was inspired by this recipe through a friend. She made this salad for a BBQ at one of our friend’s place. Before I tried her salad, I have never eaten Black Eyed Peas before – nor did I even know that they existed! I always thought they are this Β band with the great music! πŸ˜‰ I re-created this recipe, because I found it a really easy to prepare and quick meal for week days. It also works perfectly for a packed lunch!

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In addition, black eyed peas are a great source of soluble fiber (good for people with high cholesterol), iron, protein and potassium. Despite being called “peas”, they are actually beans and belong to the “legumes” family that are all great addition to your daily diet. In some cultures, black eyed peas are also eaten during New Year for good luck. Well, I think they are definitely great and tasty all year round! πŸ˜‰

This salad contains following Superfoods:

  • Tomato
  • Olive oil
  • Beans (= the black eyed peas)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried black eyed peas, soaked overnight, drained and rinsed (they will expand to about double their size – see picture below!)
  • 1 stalk celery, cut into slices
  • 1 tomato, finely cut
  • A handful cilantro, finely cut
  • 1 onion, finely cut
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice (or more to taste)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

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Preparation

  • Soak the black eyed peas over night, when you want to prepare them, cook them in a pan with some water, until they are tender enough to eat, about 20 minutes
  • While the peas are cooking, put all other ingredients into a bowl, add lime juice and olive oil, then add the black eyed peas when they are ready
  • Mix everything well, add salt and pepper to taste
  • This is a super healthy and easy to prepare weekday meal Β – if you don’t want to soak and cook the black eyed peas, you can also use them from the can or frozen and then thawed – even faster!

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Comments

    • superfoodista says

      Thank you so much!! πŸ˜‰ Ach, wusste nicht, dass die so beliebt sind in Griechenland!! Sie sind auf jeden Fall super lecker! πŸ˜‰ lieben Dank fΓΌr’s Vorbeischauen!!

    • superfoodista says

      Yay, awesome!! πŸ˜‰ They definitely are a great accompaniment for a BBQ – well, that’s where I ate them the first time too! πŸ˜‰ Have a great Superbowl Sunday!!!

    • superfoodista says

      Thank you so much! πŸ˜‰ Yes, they were also new to me, but I find them just really cute looking, with the black little dot πŸ˜‰ You can also substitute with any other bean. Thanks for stopping by today! πŸ˜‰

    • superfoodista says

      Hi Laura, thank you! πŸ˜‰ Yes, you can absolutely use another bean, any actually, but I would imagine the butter bean (the big, white ones) would fit well too, or the kidney beans πŸ˜‰ hugs & thanks for stopping by!

    • superfoodista says

      Thank you so much Lidia! :-) They are so good, aren’t they! :-) I am curious, for what did you use them? Do you have a recipe? I still have some at home and open for any recipe inspiration!

    • superfoodista says

      Thank you! πŸ˜‰ I had it slighty warm as I used the dried, soaked and then cooked black eyed peas, so they were still a bit warm. But cold also works, especially when you use the beans from the can or the thawed frozen ones. Let me know if you try it πŸ˜‰

I would love to hear your thoughts!