Black-Eyed Pea Salad With Lemon Dressing

Originally native to Africa, but black-eyed pea is now grown in many countries being an excellent source of calcium, vitamin A and folate. Black-eyed pea salad is an easy, the only thing to keep in mind is soaking it overnight or few hours before when you need it. This can be a side dish or a healthy replacement of snacks. My mother used to make it for my grandfather and I loved it. No cholesterol and so healthy. After boiling it becomes soft and tastes wonderful. Other than onion and tomato, cabbage, radish or cucumber can also be added in the salad.


1 cup black eyed beans
1 onion chopped
1 tomato chopped
1-2 green chillies chopped
cilantro chopped
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 teaspoon black pepper powder
salt to taste


* Before cooking, soak black-eyed peas for 4-5 hours.
* Then boil them in water for about 10 minutes.
* When boiled, remove the water.
* Take a large bowl, add boiled black-eyed peas, tomato, onion, green chillies, cilantro, lemon juice, black pepper powder and salt to taste.
* Mix everything properly.
* Let it sit for half an hour before serving. Serve warm or cold.


Anncoo on July 23, 2009 at 5:25 AM said...

I love this salad, it looks delicious!

Donna-FFW on July 24, 2009 at 5:55 AM said...

The salad sounds terrific!! Love the colors and flavors!

Olga on July 24, 2009 at 10:57 AM said...

I really like salads like these: they last for days and are so filling!

I never cook my own beans though: just buy the ones in the cans.

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