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black eyed pea salad on a white plate with a bowl of salad and herbs in the background

Easy black eyed pea salad

Easy black-eyed pea salad- a delicious protein-rich vegan and gluten-free salad that's perfect for every season. The combination of soft creamy beans, crunchy vegetables, and a refreshing flavorful dressing is loved by everyone. 
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 169kcal


  • 3 cups black-eyed pea home-cooked/ canned
  • 1 medium-sized tomato finely chopped
  • 1 small-sized red onion finely chopped
  • 1 small-sized cucumber finely chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped jalapeno fresh/ pickled
  • 1/2 cup green onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro finely chopped

Ingredients for dressing

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 large garlic clove grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark brown sugar or any other type of sugar you prefer
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
  • Salt & pepper as per taste


  • Mix all the ingredients of dressing in a bowl and keep aside.
  • Put the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Pour dressing and toss. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Enjoy!


  1. Both home cooked and canned black-eyed beans are fine to be used in this recipe. If using canned beans, drain the liquid. If cooking at home, don't overcook otherwise it will turn mushy in the salad.
  2. Adjust the quantity of seasoning as per your taste.
  3. Any sweetener can be added to this salad but I would recommend using dark brown sugar, not only it gives a nice taste but a rich color to the salad too.


Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 451mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 798IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 3mg