Black Eyed Pea Salad with Herbs

Black Eyed Pea Salad with Herbs

  • Prep: 2 hr 20 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 2 hr 20 min
  • Serving: Serves 4-6

Black eyed peas are healthy, delicious and make a great salad like this one with mixed herbs and olive oil.


  • 1 pound black eye peas, soaked overnight
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus to drizzle
  • 3 cups onion, chopped
  • 5 teeth of garlic, minced
  • 3 celery stocks, chopped
  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh marjoram, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • 3/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • Sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes


  1. Place the beans in a big bowl, cover with water and soak overnight.
  2. Drain the soaked beans and rinse well with cooled water.
  3. Place the olive oil into a soup pot over medium heat. Once it begins to shimmer, add the onion, garlic and celery and sauté for 8 minutes.
  4. Stir in the black eyes peas, 2 quarts of water, red pepper and all of the herbs excluding the parsley. Simmer the mixture, partially covered, for 2 hours and 10 minutes, or until the peas are tender.
  5. Using a slotted spoon, remove the peas and the herbs from the pot and place into a serving bowl. Add the parsley, a few pinches of salt to taste and then drizzle with a generous amount of olive oil.


Comments on "Black Eyed Pea Salad with Herbs"