Black-eyed Beans Salad

Black-eyed Beans Salad

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Vibrant and delicious, this black-eyed beans salad combines black eye pea, bacon, red onion, tomatoes, and a savory anchovy dressing.


Black-eyed beans salad is a refreshing and healthy way to enjoy unique flavors and textures.


This black-eyed beans salad recipe is simple, easy, and delicious, thus perfect for every occasion.


How to make black-eyed beans salad?

a bowl of black eyed beans salad


  • Making black-eyed beans salad is super easy and quick. You have to start with cooking the bacon strips until they are crispy.


  • Next, mix drained canned black-eyed peas with cumin powder and place it in the microwave—heat for about 3 minutes.


  • Once the time is up, set it aside to cool down. Mix the cooked black-eyed peas with the roughly chopped crispy bacon strips. Pour the dressing over, give it a quick stir, and you are done.



How to make black-eyed beans salad dressing?


a bowl of black eyed beans salad


Like any other dressing, making this salad dressing is quick and easy. All you have to do is add all the ingredients in a mason jar or a bottle.

The ingredients include olive oil, cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, mustard, garlic cloves, salt, black pepper, lemon juice, honey, Anchovy oil, and chopped fillets.

Once you have all the ingredients in the jar, cover with a lid and shake vigorously for a minute to two until the ingredients are well combined.


Where can I buy black-eyed peas?


You can find black-eyed peas from any grocery store or online store. They are available fresh and in can as well. Fresh black-eyed peas are hard and take time to cook. However, the canned ones are pre-cooked and convenient to use.


What to do with canned black-eyed peas?


There is so much you can do with canned black-eyed peas. For one, you can add them to the salads. You can also add them to stews, soups, and casseroles.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a few questions in mind? No problem! Here are the most commonly asked questions and their answers.




  •       Do Black Eyed Peas make you poop?

As a matter of fact, yes, they can make you poop. That’s because they are rich in soluble fiber. Soluble fiber is known to improve your digestion by promoting frequent and regular bowel movements. Furthermore, it also aids in relieving constipation.


  •       Are Black Eyed Peas carbs or protein?

It is actually both. A single serving of black-eyed peas contains about 24g of protein and 49g of carbohydrates.


  •       Are Black Eyed Peas low carb?

A single serving of Black-eyed peas contains 49g of carbohydrates. These are complex carbohydrates that provide fiber and energy to the body.


  •       Do black-eyed peas need to be soaked before cooking?

It is not necessary. Most people rinse them and cook them. However, soaking them before cooking reduces the cooking time of the peas. Soak them for at least 6 hours before cooking.


  •       What is the difference between black-eyed peas and black-eyed beans?

There is no difference between black-eyed peas and black-eyed beans. They are called  Black-eyed peas because of their black spot in the center. They are found in the same field as peas. But these are not peas.


  •       Are Black Eyed Peas good for you?

Yes, black-eyed peas are jam-packed with nutrition and health benefits. They are rich in vitamins and minerals like vitamin B6, iron, folate, etc. It is known to improve heart health, digestive health and also aids in weight loss.



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Black-eyed Beans Salad

Vibrant and delicious, this bean salad combines black eye pea, bacon, red onion, tomatoes, and a savory anchovy dressing. 
This flavorful salad is particularly good served on its own or as a side dish.  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time19 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: african, American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: beans recipes, black eye peas recipe, black-eyed beans, black-eyed beans salad, blck eye pea salad
Servings: 3
Author: Maureen Celestine



  • 2 tablespoons Anchovy oil + 2 fillet, chopped  (from an anchovy jar)
  • ¼ cup olive oil (good quality)
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey


  • 3 bacon strips
  • 2   (15.5. oz) can black eye peas, rinsed, drained
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ cup chopped red/purple onion (from 1 small onion)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 3 large pieces Swiss chard, stems and middle ribs removed, thinly sliced



  • Combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a bottle or mason jar with a lid, and shake vigorously until well combined. Set aside.


  • Place bacon strips on a cold non-stick pan, turn on the heat to medium-low and cook bacon for 6 minutes or until it reaches desired doneness. flip bacon strips at intervals for an even crisp. Use a cooking tong to remove the cooked strips from the pan, and rest on a paper towel. 
  • Meanwhile, combine the black eye pea and cumin powder in a microwave-safe bowl, and heat in the microwave for 2-3 mins or follow the directions on the package. Set aside to cool.


  • Combine the cooled black eye pea, onion, tomatoes,  and swiss chard in a salad or serving bowl.
    Before serving, top with bacon bits, and a generous drizzle of anchovy vinaigrette. Enjoy!


  • Feel free to add 2 chopped anchovy fillets to the salad, make sure to rinse it first to reduce the salty flavor. 
  • Collard greens work perfectly for this salad if you can’t get your hands on Swiss chard. 




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