Photo: Aya Brackett
This easy-to-make salad is a great side dish for summer feasts.
DirectionsActive time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes, plus soaking overnight
In a large bowl, soak black-eyed peas overnight in 5 cups of cold water.
Drain beans. Transfer to a large saucepan and add enough fresh water to cover by 3 inches. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer and skim the foam off the top periodically. Cook until beans are soft, 20 to 30 minutes.
Drain beans and transfer to a large bowl. Add onion, red bell pepper, jalapeño pepper, parsley, and cilantro, and stir to combine. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine.
From the June 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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