Black-Eyed Pea Salad with Basil Dressing

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Use fresh basil in this delicious, nutritious salad for the best flavor. Serve this salad on your New Year’s Day table for good luck. Red and yellow peppers make the dish look more colorful, but you can use all red.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 2 hours 15 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked black-eyed peas
  • ½ tsp. salt, divided
  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • ¼ cup finely chopped yellow bell pepper
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil (or 1 Tbsp. dried basil, crumbled)
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1½ tsp. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Small fresh parsley leaves

Directions

  • In a large serving dish, combine black-eyed peas, ¼ teaspoon salt, onion, celery, and bell peppers.
  • In a small, deep bowl, combine vinegar, basil, garlic, sugar, pepper, and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Slowly whisk in oil until well blended.
  • Pour dressing over black-eyed pea mixture and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Garnish with parsley leaves before serving.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked black-eyed peas
  • ½ tsp. salt, divided
  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • ¼ cup finely chopped yellow bell pepper
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil (or 1 Tbsp. dried basil, crumbled)
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1½ tsp. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Small fresh parsley leaves

Directions

  • In a large serving dish, combine black-eyed peas, ¼ teaspoon salt, onion, celery, and bell peppers.
  • In a small, deep bowl, combine vinegar, basil, garlic, sugar, pepper, and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Slowly whisk in oil until well blended.
  • Pour dressing over black-eyed pea mixture and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Garnish with parsley leaves before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories440
Total Fat38g
Saturated Fat6g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium210mg
Total Carbohydrate21g
Dietary Fiber6g
Sugars5g
Protein7g