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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2007

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

161 calories; 10.5 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 11 mg cholesterol; 242 mg sodium. 274 mg potassium; 12 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 5.1 g protein; 663 IU vitamin a iu; 28 mg vitamin c; 54 mcg folate; 93 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 32 mg magnesium;

Reviews (18)

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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2019
i Like this Recipe so good. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2018
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! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
08/20/2014
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2014
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. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/13/2014
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. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/26/2014
This was good fresh but the next day was too soggy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2013
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 Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/16/2013
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2013
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 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is an awesome and simple salad. I used chickpeas instead of black-eyed beans and also drizzled it with sesame seed oil for a nutty flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I also substituted chick peas for the black eyed peas and diced radishes instead of the red onions. I'm thinking of trying black beans next time & maybe adding some shredded carrots. I didn't have lemons so I used lime juice and it was fine. I'm planning on making this a regular summertime meal by adding chicken or shrimp and maybe some whole wheat pasta. Nice simple fresh recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I used chickpeas and cannellini beans instead of black-eyed peas. I also added 1/4 cup tarragon vinegar and fresh basil and tarragon to give it an italian taste as I was serving it as a side dish for chicken piccata. Next time I think I will add some diced tomatoes! Yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I don't think it's fair to change a recipe and then rate it on the changes I made so the 4 star rating is for the original recipe. I made it exactly as written except that I used black beans (we love them and they add extra fiber) I left out the onion because I thought it would overpower the other flavors and I forgot the black olives. The dressing was too bland. After tasting I used other reviewers suggestions and added grated radishes tarragon vinegar tarragon and Italian seasoning. It still needed some salt so I added just a bit and the result was a 5 star salad. My husband is not a big fan of cucumbers but he loved this. It was delicious and will become a regular on my menu planner. I may add a little more feta and maybe some jicama for an occasional change in the future. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
My husband and I love this salad. It is so good and light. I add chopped grilled chicken to the salad and it makes it a complete meal for us. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is a family favorite. I've made it with white beans instead of black-eyed peas but I think the black-eyed peas are better. I've taken this to my last two picnics and everyone has loved it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Excellent recipe. I used an entire small can of sliced olives. I minced it all up pretty small and ate with a fork. I left out the feta and it was fresh and lite! I don't ordinarily like raw red onions but they agreed with me in this salad. I like the suggestion of radishes. I may substitute radishes for some of the cucumbers next time or add more beans proportionally for a heartier dish Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Lemon and Olive Oil as a dressing is not bad. Would be better with vinegar especially a seasoned vinegar. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made this recipe without any substitutions. It was the hit of my Labor Day/Engagement Party. It was the first time I have ever used black-eyed peas. They added an interesting color to the salad and were quite flavorful. Read More