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Black Eyed Pea Salad Is The Best Way To Get Lucky This New Year's

Delish logo Delish 12/2/2021 Olivia Mack McCool
Black eyed peas have a rich tradition in the South. Eaten during New Year’s for good luck and prosperity, they also make an easy and very healthy salad. © PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: LENA ABRAHAM Black eyed peas have a rich tradition in the South. Eaten during New Year’s for good luck and prosperity, they also make an easy and very healthy salad.

Black eyed peas have a rich tradition in the South. Eaten during New Year’s for good luck and prosperity, they also make an easy and very healthy salad. You can absolutely make this salad using dry beans, but canned black eyed peas also work great. The best part of this simple salad is that it gets better as it sits, so feel free to make this ahead.

Yields: 4-6

Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 40 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c.

    extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/4 c.

    red wine vinegar

  • 1/2 tsp.

    kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/2

    medium red onion, finely diced

  • 2

    (15-oz.) cans of black eyed peas, drained and rinsed

  • 1

    red bell pepper, finely diced

  • 1

    medium tomato, finely diced

  • 4

    scallions, sliced

  • 1/4 c.

    fresh parsley, chopped

  • 1/4 c.

    fresh basil, chopped

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the olive oil, vinegar, salt, and a few grinds of fresh black pepper together. Stir in the red onion.
  2. Add the beans, red pepper, tomato, scallions, parsley, and basil.
  3. Stir to combine and let sit for at least 30 minutes before serving.
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