Babi's Bean Salad


This recipe was actually a bit of a fluke, the result of what my sister had in her refrigerator when I went to visit. The bottom line is that the ingredients of this salad blended together into a heavenly combination that was devoured immediately! Hope you enjoy it!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
14 hrs
Total Time:
15 hrs 10 mins
6 servings


  • 1 ½ cups dried black-eyed peas, soaked overnight

  • cup chopped celery, with leaves

  • 1 ½ cups shredded carrot

  • ¾ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • ½ cup chopped white onion

  • cup chopped fresh mint


  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 oranges, juiced

  • ½ lemon, juiced

  • 1 garlic clove, pressed

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar


  1. Place the beans in a saucepan with enough water to cover them by one inch. Bring beans to a slow boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer until tender but not mushy (about 35 minutes). Set aside to cool.

  2. When the beans have cooled, place them in a large bowl. Add the celery, carrots, parsley, white onion, and mint; toss to blend.

  3. For dressing, blend olive oil, orange and lemon juice, garlic, coriander, salt, pepper, and brown sugar in a blender for 6 seconds. Transfer to a small saucepan, and simmer over low heat for five minutes. Remove from heat, and cool. Pour dressing over the bean salad, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

273 Calories
10g Fat
38g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 273
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 231mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 51mg 254%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 750mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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