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Black-Eyed Peas Salad with Basil Dressing

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black eyed pea salad recipe

Black-Eyed Pea Salad

D. Rattray
If possible, use fresh basil in the dressing for this easy salad.


  • 3 cups canned or cooked black-eyed peas (2 15-ounce cans, drained)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 small sweet red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • .
  • Basil Dressing
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 2 to 3 medium cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • fresh basil or parsley for garnish


In a serving bowl combine black-eyed peas, 1/4 teaspoon salt, chopped onion, celery, and green pepper. Set aside.

In a small bowl or other container, whisk together the vinegar, basil, garlic, sugar, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Gradually whisk in the oil until the dressing is well blended. You can use a blender for this step, if desired.

In a medium bowl, combine the black-eyed peas, the chopped onion, celery, bell pepper, and basil dressing. Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 2 hours or overnight. Serve with a garnish of fresh parsley or basil, if desired.
Serves 6.

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 5 out of 5
blackeyed peas salsd, Member johnkaranikas

This is a very deliclious -nutritious and good for the soul. its easy,very good for a snack in the afternoon--night or when you just want something to carry you over the hump.I must make it twice a week for my grandchildren and of course ,My wife,helps control her weight.---John Karanikas

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