Black Eyed Pea Salad



Serving size

about one cup
90 Minutes
60 minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and is better if made the night before. It keeps well for about 48 hours in the fridge.

Black Eyed Pea Salad


3 quart Water
2 1/3 cup Dried blackeye peas
1 medium Carrots, raw (diced)
1 Medium stalk Celery, raw (diced)
2 Tbsp. Red onion (minced)
1/3 Medium Green bell peppers (diced)
1 Tbsp. Olive oil
1 Tbsp. Maple syrup
2 Tbsp. Apple cider vinegar (Heinz is gluten-free.)
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/8 tsp., ground Black pepper
2 Tbsp. Fresh dill


Rinse the peas well and place in a large pot. Cover with cold water and soak overnight if possible. Drain the peas and replace with 3 quarts of cold water. Cook the peas for about an hour.

** An alternative quick method is to place the peas in a pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and cook for two minutes. Remove the peas from the heat rinse and lest stand one hour. Rinse and place in a pot with 3 quarts of cold water. Cook the peas for about an hour until soft.

** Canned no salt added black eyed peas may be used. Rinse well. You will need two 15 ounce cans for this recipe.

When the beans are cooked, drain well and cool. Place in a medium mixing bowl and add the carrot, celery, bell pepper, olive oil, maple syrup, vinegar, salt, pepper and fresh dill.

Toss well and chill at least an hour.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Heinz brand apple cider vinegar is gluten-free.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

You wouldn’t think that black eyed peas are all that good for you, but they are. The cheap, lowly black eye is a member of the legume family and chock full of everything good for you. A great ingredient as a side dish with your Oven Fried Chicken or used in a salad.

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