Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Cook Time 40 mins
Course Salad
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 cup black-eyed peas
  • 2-3 cups water
  • 1 tbsp whole grain or dijon mustard
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley diced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt or more to taste
  • lettuce arugula or spinach leaves

Instructions
 

  • If using dried peas, pour the black-eyed peas into a bowl and cover with fresh water. Leave to soak for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
  • Rinse and drain beans. Add beans and water in a pot with a lid and bring to a boil. The water should be about one inch higher than the beans. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer, tilting the lid slightly to allow steam to escape and leave to cook for about 40 minutes or until tender. Add more water, if necessary, until beans are tender.
  • Drain beans. To make the dressing, whisk together the mustard, lime juice, vinegar, salt and oil in a bowl.
  • In a large bowl, combine the beans, sun-dried tomatoes, and parsley. Pour some of the dressing over the beans (about half) and mix well. Add more dressing and/or sea salt to taste. This salad is delicious on its own or served over lettuce, arugula or spinach leaves. You can toss the greens with any leftover dressing, or with a little more olive oil.

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