Marinated Black-Eyed Pea Salad

This wonderful salad uses lots of fresh ingredients, and gets better the longer you refrigerate it. It’s a terrific dish to take to a potluck or any kind of get together.

Original recipe makes 7 cups


1 yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/2 onion, finely chopped
2 jalapeno chiles, seeded and finely chopped
4 (15 ounce) cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

  • PREP

    30 mins


    3 hrs 30 mins


  1. Mix the yellow and red peppers, onion, jalapeno chiles, black-eyed peas, parsley, and garlic together in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk the red wine vinegar and balsamic vinegar together in a small bowl. Gradually add the olive oil, whisking constantly to thoroughly blend with the vinegars. Stir in the cumin, salt, and black pepper. Pour the dressing over the vegetable mixture, tossing to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate 3 to 4 hours. Just before serving, stir in the crumbled bacon.


Calories: 143 kcal
Carbohydrates: 19.5 g
Cholesterol: < 1 mg
Fat: 4.8 g
Fiber: 4.5 g
Protein: 6.3 g
Sodium: 540 mg