Cucumber & Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Cucumber & Black-Eyed Pea Salad

18 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2007

An easy salad to serve with grilled chicken or steak for supper or on a bed of greens for a satisfying lunch. Substitute white beans or chickpeas for the black-eyed peas if you prefer.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano, or 1 teaspoon dried
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 4 cups peeled and diced cucumbers
  • 1 14-ounce can black-eyed peas, rinsed
  • ⅔ cup diced red bell pepper
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ¼ cup slivered red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped black olives


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  1. Whisk oil, lemon juice, oregano and pepper in a large bowl until combined. Add cucumber, black-eyed peas, bell pepper, feta, onion and olives; toss to coat. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1 cup
  • Per serving: 161 calories; 10 g fat(3 g sat); 3 g fiber; 12 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 54 mcg folate; 11 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 663 IU vitamin A; 28 mg vitamin C; 93 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 242 mg sodium; 274 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (47% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, ½ starch, ½ lean meat, 2 fat

Reviews 18

March 15, 2019
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By: tina fiedlman (T)
i Like this Recipe so good.
January 03, 2018
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By: Jennifer Hill
Needed an easy black eyed pea recipe for new years. Recipe was good but bland for me added about a tbsp red wine vinegar, salt and about 1 tsp garlic powder. It was great with the added ingredients!
August 20, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Needs some tweeting Some thing could be improved. It get very watery the next day because of the cucumbers and it lacks flavor. I would make this again but next time I think I would salt the cucumbers for a few hours before hand so they would lose a lot of their water. This would help the overalll flavor of the dish as well. This would be a great picnic dish...serve the same day!
August 13, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Fresh Was looking for a way to use abundant cucumbers. Loved the addition of beans. I used chick peas, tarragon vinegar, lime juice and fresh basil because that was what I had. Also added some halved cherry tomatoes and a hot banana pepper. Was very good, easy, fresh and a little different. Will make again. Pros: Good salad and good use of fresh veggies.
May 13, 2014
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By: SharonC
A favorite Have made this several times and it's very good. Hubby doesn't like any kind of olives so I leave them out. I have used black beans or pinto beans (rinsed and drained) when I happened to be out of black-eyed peas, It was still very good but the black beans tend to color the other items so it doesn't look as appetizing.
April 26, 2014
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By: cmfrakes
This was good fresh, but the next day was too soggy.
November 17, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Light and tasty!! Needed a bit more flavor. Even used fresh lemons from our tree! Just added garlic salt and more black olive than suggested. It's good after it sits for at least a few hours. Would be great picnic salad. We r having steak and baked potatoes tonight. I will skip the potato (Carbs) and have this salad with my steak. Thank you! Pros: Needed a bit more seasoning
August 16, 2013
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By: madkins
I have been making a similar version of this recipe for years. I use seasoned rice vinegar, fresh basil and fresh parsley and omit the feta. I also added black beans for more contrast and fiber. Excellent salad.
July 21, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Yum! I made this tonight for supper. I added tomatoes and left out onion. I served it on a bed of greens on a whole grain pita. YUM! Very good! Pros: Hearty, Fresh, Flavorful
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