My husband loves peas and beans, but I do not like the southern way of cooking them. I came up with this recipe so we could both enjoy black-eyed peas. This salad is so rich and sweet with flavor, and all the ingredients go great together! It is even better the next day!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place sun-dried tomatoes in a small bowl with enough boiling water to cover. Allow to sit 3 minutes, or until softened. Drain, and cut into strips.

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  • In a medium bowl, mix the sun-dried tomatoes, black-eyed peas, onion, bell pepper, and feta.

  • In a separate bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, and honey. Drizzle over the salad, and gently toss to coat. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

252.4 calories; 9.1 g protein; 23.7 g carbohydrates; 18.7 mg cholesterol; 739.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2008
This was a fantastic recipe. The flavors the colors everything was great. I skimped on the feta (only used about 2 ounces) and the oil to cut down the fat. It still turned out great. This would be really nice with real tomatoes too. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/18/2011
Maybe it's the black-eyed pea taste itself but we didn't care for this at all -- less so the next day. Too vinegar/sharp tasting. This is definitely not one of those recipes saved to my list of "greats" that I'd like to make regularly. Read More
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64 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2008
This was a fantastic recipe. The flavors the colors everything was great. I skimped on the feta (only used about 2 ounces) and the oil to cut down the fat. It still turned out great. This would be really nice with real tomatoes too. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2008
This was a fantastic recipe. The flavors the colors everything was great. I skimped on the feta (only used about 2 ounces) and the oil to cut down the fat. It still turned out great. This would be really nice with real tomatoes too. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2008
Holy Cow! This recipe made me a believer in black eyed peas! I made pretty much as called for in the recipie except for a previous reviewer suggestion to use a balsamic vinegar reduction -- to do this I took a mid-quality balsamic and boiled it down to about 1/3 its original volume and used the recipie amount of the concentrate. My New Year's Eve party guests LOVED the flavors - we used it as a dip with some very crisp rice crackers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2006
My sister in law makes a similiar recipe with red peppers and omits the honey. she also use the tomato basil feta cheese. We love this salad!!It is great for lunch-healthy and filling! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2010
I had a package of steamed black-eyed peas that I didn't know what to do with so I gave this recipe a try. It was delicious! I cut the recipe in half since I'm single but I still used 1/2 an onion as 1/4 of an onion just wasn't enough. All the other ingredients I just cut in half. I also used oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes so I drained and chopped them without pouring the boiling water since they were already quite soft. I used fat-free feta cheese to cut the calories a bit. Altogether this was a fantastic high-protein and very nutritious salad. Would be great for a light lunch or supper in the summertime and for potlucks especially if there are vegetarians. Thanks for an awesome recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2009
Totally great recipe. This is the first one I've tried on this site that I didn't tweak I made it exactly as written. It was really yummy!! I would suggest to everyone to do it the night before you are serving it because the flavors really come together overnight. Thanks for submitting this! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2009
Easy way for Black-Eye Pea Salad is to just get you a jar of salsa and mix to your own consistency and let sit in refrigerator for 2 hours. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2008
I made this exactly as written and it is excellent letting it marinade in the fridge overnight. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2010
I love beans of any kind but my family doesn't like them. I am always looking for ways to prepare beans that are simple and quick to prepare and easy to scale down to a serving or two. This fit the bill. I had to make a couple of substitutions as I made this spur of the moment and did not have a couple of the ingredients on hand...It was still yummy (I'm sure I would like it better as written:) I halved the recipe and used 1/2 can diced tomatoes instead of sun-dried because that is what I had. I used white onion instead of red and I had no feta so I substituted an Italian cheese blend. I ate this for lunch today with some rye crackers-Yummy and Filling. I cannot wait to go to the store and get some sun-dried tomatoes and feta (both which I LOVE) and try this again!!! Thanks for lunch:) Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2011
This is SUPER delicious!!! I made this to go with our family New Year's Day brunch and everyone was raving about it. I did have to make a few substitutions (out of necessity not by choice) and it still turned out fantastic! I only had about half the sundried tomatoes the recipe calls for I left out the bell pepper (a lot of relatives that HATE them) and I had to sub goat cheese for the feta because the store was out. I also used fresh beans that I soaked overnight then simmered to al dente and sprinkled with a liberal amount of kosher salt. Still the final result was out of this world!! I would love to try it again with the feta and bells but I can honestly say this recipe is deserving of its 5 stars and I will most defiitely be making it again...often. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/18/2011
Maybe it's the black-eyed pea taste itself but we didn't care for this at all -- less so the next day. Too vinegar/sharp tasting. This is definitely not one of those recipes saved to my list of "greats" that I'd like to make regularly. Read More
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