New Year Black Eyed Pea Salad Recipe

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Legend has it that black eyed pea's black spots look like coins. So the tradition of eating them on New Year day for luck and money through the next year began. You'll love serving this simple and fresh recipe to friends and family.

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Servings: 6+


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  • 1 15 oz Can Black Eyed Peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 c Cold Rice
  • 1 sm Cucumber, seeded & chopped
  • 1 lrg Tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 c Purple Onion, chopped
  • 1/2 c Green Pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 c Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing, bottled is fine
  • Feta Cheese - optional


  1. Mix all ingredients except Feta Cheese and Tomato. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Add tomato 15 minutes before serving and return to the refrigerator. May top with Feta Cheese when serving.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 95g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 88  
Calories from Fat 14 16%
Total Fat 1.57g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.99g 4%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Potassium 151mg 4%
Total Carbs 15.8g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 3%
Sugars 2.34g 2%
Protein 2.58g 4%
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  • John Spottiswood
    November 23, 2011
    This looks great Cathy! Thanks for sharing. I've saved it to the Try Soon folder in my recipe box and will let you know how it is!

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