Black Eyed Pea Salad – Candy Potato Soul by Jenné Claiborne

Black eyed pea salad, aka Texas Caviar (or Harlem Caviar, because it’s referred to as in my cookbook), is the right protein wealthy bean salad. It’s filled with taste and texture, nutritious, simple to make, and excellent for meal prep––it will get tastier day-to-day. Take pleasure in this salad as a clear aspect dish, on toast, as a dip, with a leafy salad, or by itself. It’s additionally nice for potlucks, picnics, and cookouts. Don’t simply reserve this salad for the summer season months, take pleasure in all of it yr. Even on new years day! You’re going to like this black-eyed pea salad recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

There aren’t many elements on this black eyed pea salad, however each has its place and provides this salad a lot taste. 

  • Scrumptious and filled with crunchy recent textures
  • Simple to make
  • Easy elements
  • No cooking crucial
  • Child-friendly
  • Excellent for meal prep––will get higher day-to-day
  • Wholesome & filling

The Star elements

BLACK-EYED PEAS, aka Cowpeas. If you understand me, you understand that black-eyed peas are my favourite beans. They’ve the most effective savory nutty taste. They’re my favourite bean to make use of for salads due to their agency texture. Black-eyed peas are wealthy in protein, fiber, zinc, copper, folate, and plenty of different nutritional vitamins and minerals. Use canned black-eyed peas, or peas that you just’ve cooked and cooled utterly. Need extra black-eyed pea recipes? Strive these: Black-Eyed Pea Candy Potato Curry and Good Luck Black-Eyed Peas. Much more in my cookbook.

ROASTED RED PEPPER Use roasted pink pepper as an alternative of uncooked bell peppers for a smoky taste and softer texture. You’ll be able to roast bell peppers by yourself or purchase them in a jar.

To roast them at dwelling: place complete pink bell peppers within the broiler for half-hour, turning each 10 minutes. The pores and skin will char (flip black), whereas the flesh softens. Take away from the oven, and permit the peppers to chill till protected to the touch––they are going to collapse on themselves as they cool. When protected, use your arms to softly take away the charred pores and skin, stem and seeds. Chop and use within the salad.

FRESH PARSLEY You’ll be able to by no means have too many recent herbs. I like utilizing parsley on this recipe, however it’s also possible to use cilantro and/or dill. Even basil could be scrumptious. Dry parsley is just not an acceptable substitute.

The best way to Make Black Eyed Pea Salad

STEP ONE Add the cooked black-eyed peas to a big mixing bowl together with the entire different salad elements.

STEP TWO In a separate small bowl, or jar with lid, mix the mustard, apple cider vinegar, sizzling sauce (optionally available), maple syrup, sea salt, oregano, thyme, and additional virgin olive oil. Whisk the dressing elements till easy. Pour the dressing over the beans within the giant bowl.

STEP THREE Add chopped parsley, and toss the elements. Season to style with extra salt and black pepper. Serve and revel in!

Ingredient Swaps

  • Don’t have black-eyed peas? You can also make this salad with any agency bean: chickpeas, black beans, canellini beans, kidney beans, and so forth. You might even use a mixture of beans.
  • Wish to make it extra genuine? Add 1/2 cup of corn.
  • No pink onion? Use white onion, candy onion, inexperienced onions/scallions, or shallots. For those who don’t have any onions in any respect, take into account including 1 clove of garlic for the same sharp chunk.

The best way to Maintain it Contemporary

This black eyed pea salad is tastier after it marinates in a single day. Even higher the second day, so it’s additional good for meal prep. Maintain it recent within the fridge for as much as 5 days. Retailer it in a glass hermetic container for greatest outcomes.

This bean salad shouldn’t be frozen.

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Black Eyed Pea Salad

This chilly black eyed pea salad can ultimate for warm-weather meals and meal prep, and might be loved as a aspect dish or important.


  • 3 cups cooked black-eyed peas
  • 1/2 cup minced celery
  • 1/4 cup minced pink onion
  • 1 medium roasted pink bell pepper chopped
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 tsp sizzling sauce relying in your spice tolerance
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup or agave
  • 1 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp dried oregan
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp additional virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley


  • In a big bowl, toss collectively the black eyed peas, celery, onion, and roasted pink bell pepper.

  • In a small bowl, whisk collectively the mustard, vinegar, sizzling sauce, maple syrup, salt, oregano, and thyme. Drizzle within the oil whereas whisking vigorously till the combination is effectively blended and creamy. Pour the dressing over the black eyed peas and stir effectively to mix. Add the parsley, and stir extra.

  • Let this salad marinate for a number of hours earlier than serving, or in a single day. It will get tastier because it marinates.

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