Black-Eyed Pea Salad


Prep Time

10 minutes

Prep Notes

Bean Soaking Time: 4-8 hours

Or, quick soak method;

In medium size pot, cover beans in cold water, bring to a boil. Boil for one minute, turn off heat, cover and soak for one hour. Drain and rinse beans, and cook according to recipe directions.

Cooking Time

40 minutes

Yields

4 servings

Ingredients

* 1 cup black-eyed peasĀ 
2-3 cups water
1 tbsp whole grain or dijon mustard
juice of 1/2 lime
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
1/4 cup parsley, diced
1/2 tsp sea salt, or more to taste
lettuce, arugula or spinach leaves (optional)

*(other favorite beans can be substituted; black, navy, kidney)

You may also substitute a can of organic beans of your choice rather than soaking and using dry beans.

Directions

  1. If using dried peas, pour the black-eyed peas into a bowl and cover with fresh water. Leave to soak for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight. (If using canned beans - rinse, drain and move along to step 3).
  2. Rinse and drain beans. Add beans and water in a pot with a lid and bring to a boil. The water should be about one inch higher than the beans. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer, tilting the lid slightly to allow steam to escape and leave to cook for about 40 minutes or until tender. Add more water, if necessary, until beans are tender.
  3. Drain beans. To make the dressing, whisk together the mustard, lime juice, vinegar, salt and oil in a bowl.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the beans, sun-dried tomatoes, and parsley. Pour some of the dressing over the beans (about half) and mix well. Add more dressing and/or sea salt to taste. This salad is delicious on its own or served over lettuce, arugula or spinach leaves. You can toss the greens with any leftover dressing, or with a little more olive oil.