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Since living in Florida, I’ve been learning more about the traditions. One of them is eating black-eyed peas during New Year’s.

This Best Cowboy Caviar recipe is delicious, healthy, and colorful. It is the perfect side dish that can be served all year round, just like my Sweet Potato Pie and Southern-Style Collard Greens.

Black-Eyed Peas Salad Recipe

What Are Black-Eyed Peas?

Black-eyed peas are a variety of cowpeas, although they are called peas, they are really beans. They are a pale cream color with a distinctive black spot.

However here in the South, we have many varieties of black-eyed peas with a different color eye, brown, red, pink.

How To Cook Black-Eyed Peas?

You don’t need to soak black-eyed peas, but I usually soak mine overnight in cold water. Place 3/4 cup black-eyed peas in about 3 cups cold water in a pot and bring to a boil. 

Reduce heat to simmer for about 20-25 minutes. You don’t want the peas to be mushy but tender and just right for your black eye pea salad.=. 

Best Cowboy Caviar Recipe Ingredients

  • Black-Eyed Peas
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Corn
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Red Onion
  • Celery
  • Cilantro

Black-Eyed Peas Salad Recipe Ingredients

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Best Cowboy Caviar Recipe

The best Cowboy Caviar Recipe is fresh, light, and flavorful. It consists of black-eyed peas, corn, bell pepper, onion, celery, and cilantro tossed with a delicious homemade Italian dressing. 
5 from 11 votes
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cowboy caviar, cowboy caviar recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 120kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 15-ounce can black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed, or 1 1/2 cups cooked
  • 1 cup red bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice or lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste

Instructions

  • Toss black-eyed peas, bell pepper, corn, tomatoes, red onion, celery, and cilantro in a large bowl. Combine Italian dressing in a jar and mix. Pour over the salad and mix until well combined.
  • Store in a covered container in the refrigerator until ready to be served.

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 258mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 983IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg