black eyed pea salad recipe

Simple Black Eyed Peas Recipe for 4th of July party food.

 Favorite Snack High in Fiber

This simple black eyed peas recipe was shared with me by my sons Godmother and it’s a true family favorite. It’s a great protein salad but snack high in fiber. I make it as a healthy salsa recipe year round, but black eyed peas are considered one of those foods that bring good luck, so New Year’s is a perfect time to try the recipe out!

Healthy Salsa Recipe

New Year. Old Traditions. Growing up my Mom made us eat Black Eyed Peas on New Years Day – one for every year we were old, plus one for luck. I hated every bite. They were bland, I had to eat them straight from the can (oh, the torture) and I found black eyed peas to have terrible flavor and they gave me mush mouth. This Black Eyed Pea Salad Recipe saved me from that disgusting tradition.

I can’t explain the amount of dread I had for this tradition. Why I carried it on to my own family after hating every second of it is beyond me, but I guess old habits die hard.

Do you think black eyed peas taste horrible? This Black Eyed Pea Salad Recipe may change your mind!

I make this for BBQ’s and even people who normally don’t like the dreaded BEP say they like it (are they being nice? Maybe. I have nice friends.) My boys actually ask me to make it once a week for an after school snack!

Simple Black Eyed Peas Recipe. A great snack high in fiber!

Simple Black Eyed Pea Recipe


1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons roasted garlic extra-virgin olive oil (such as Consorzio)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
3 cups chopped peeled tomato (about 2 large)
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 (15-ounce) can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
1 (6-ounce) bag baked pita chips (such as Stacy’s)


  1. Combine salt and garlic in a medium bowl; mash with a fork until a paste consistency
  1. Add vinegar, oil, and cumin, stirring with a whisk
  1. Add tomato and next 4 ingredients (through pepper); toss well.
  1. Serve with pita chips. Voila!






  1. Avatar December 30, 2017 / 10:01 pm

    This looks so yummy I think I will try it for New Years Day, have a happy New Year sweet friend!!!!

    • Kelly
      January 4, 2018 / 6:19 pm

      Hey Jen! Did you end up making the recipe?! Happy New Year to you too girl!

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