Black-eyed Pea Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

September 4, 2015
Black-eyed Pea Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

Author Notes: Inspired by a cold-bar offering at my local co-op, this zesty salad is a reliable snack, side, or picnic offering. Most black-eyed pea salads use bell peppers, but I much prefer the flavor and crunch of carrots in the mix.pistolwink

Serves: 6



  • 3 small to medium carrots, diced
  • 1/2 small to medium red onion, diced
  • 1 can black-eyed peas (15 oz.), drained and rinsed
  • 1 good handful parsley leaves (I use flat), chopped
  • 2 good handfuls spinach, chopped roughly (slightly bigger pieces are fine here)


  • 2 tablespoons quality extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balasamic vinegar
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
In This Recipe


  1. Add all salad ingredients to a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together dressing ingredients, then use a spatula to get it all into the salad. With the spatula, gently stir to distribute the dressing throughout—do this for at least a minute or two so that the spinach gets slightly wilted.
  3. Chill and enjoy!

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