How to Make Cold Black Eyed Pea Salad

The black eyed pea salad is a ravishing addition to meal times. It has a taste that is going to make your taste buds do a little flip flop dance and squeal in delight. Not only is it tasty, it is also good looking with all the different vibrant colored ingredients. Furthermore, it is packed with energy and nutrients and is one of the healthy choices in food. The beans cum peas are packed with protein and fiber. The salad can be a great side dish for barbeques and any other meaty dish. Do not be upset if the side dish platter is finished off far before the main dish itself because the black-eyed pea salad. Go groceries shopping right now because the dish asks for an assortment of fresh vegetables along with the peas.  It is even easy to make and tastes great when served chill. So start preparation at least eight hours before you plan to serve because the salad needs to be chilled. This vegetable loaded salad is topped with a tangy dressing of vinegar and olive oil.

Prep time: 30 min
Cooling time: 8 hours
Total time: 8 hours and 30 min
Yield: 8 servings
Utensils: Knife, cutting board, large mixing bowl, small mixing bowl, serving platter

Ingredients:
Cans black-eyed peas: 2 (15.5 ounce)
Tomato, chopped: 1 large
Red bell pepper, chopped: 1 medium
Green bell pepper, chopped: 1 medium
Red onion, diced: 1/2
Stalk celery, chopped: 1
chopped, fresh parsley: 1 tablespoon
Balsamic vinegar: 3 tablespoons
Olive oil: 2 tablespoons
Salt and pepper: To taste

Instructions

  • 1

    Prepare the vegetables. Chop up the tomato, pepper, celery and parsley finely. Dice the onions. Mix in the tomato, onion, parsley, celery, peppers and peas in a large mixing bowl.

  • 2

    Take a small mixing bowl and pour in the vinegar and the olive oil. Season it according to taste with salt and pepper. It will be great if you use freshly ground black pepper. Pour this dressing over the vegetables in the mixing bowl and toss well to coat. Cover it with a cling film and place it in the refrigerator for eight hours.

  • 3

    Take out the chilled salad and place it in a platter or bowl. Sprinkle some chopped parsley or pepper over it and serve.

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