black eyed pea salad recipe

 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!




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  • Jen @ Jenron-Designs
    December 30, 2017

    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

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

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