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 proper protein wealthy bean salad. It’s filled with taste and texture, nutritious, straightforward to make, and ideal for meal prep––it will get tastier day-to-day. Get pleasure from 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 time 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 components 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 components
  • No cooking essential
  • Child-friendly
  • Good for meal prep––will get higher day-to-day
  • Wholesome & filling

The Star components

BLACK-EYED PEAS, aka Cowpeas. If you already know me, you already know that black-eyed peas are my favourite beans. They’ve the perfect 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 lots of different nutritional vitamins and minerals. Use canned black-eyed peas, or peas that you simply’ve cooked and cooled fully. Need extra black-eyed pea recipes? Attempt these: Black-Eyed Pea Candy Potato Curry and Good Luck Black-Eyed Peas. Much more in my cookbook.

ROASTED RED PEPPER Use roasted crimson 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 house: place entire crimson 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 secure to the touch––they’ll collapse on themselves as they cool. When secure, use your palms 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 you can even use cilantro and/or dill. Even basil could be scrumptious. Dry parsley isn’t 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 components.

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

STEP THREE Add chopped parsley, and toss the components. 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 on. You possibly can even use a mixture of beans.
  • Wish to make it extra genuine? Add 1/2 cup of corn.
  • No crimson onion? Use white onion, candy onion, inexperienced onions/scallions, or shallots. In case you don’t have any onions in any respect, take into account including 1 clove of garlic for the same sharp chew.

The best way to Preserve it Contemporary

This black eyed pea salad is tastier after it marinates in a single day. Even higher the second day, so it’s further good for meal prep. Preserve 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 splendid for warm-weather meals and meal prep, and may be loved as a aspect dish or predominant.


  • 3 cups cooked black-eyed peas
  • 1/2 cup minced celery
  • 1/4 cup minced crimson onion
  • 1 medium roasted crimson 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 further virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley


  • In a big bowl, toss collectively the black eyed peas, celery, onion, and roasted crimson 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 couple of hours earlier than serving, or in a single day. It will get tastier because it marinates.