This easy-to-make salad is a great side dish for summer feasts.

Serves 4


  • 1 1/2 cups dried black-eyed peas
  • 1/4 cup white onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup roasted red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 Tbsp. jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper


Active 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.


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