White bowl filled with southwestern black-eyed pea and corn salad with a white serving serving bowl in the background.

Southwestern Black-Eyed Pea and Corn Salad

Chef Roland Ulber

Ingredients 

  • 1 Bell Pepper Medium
  • 1 Red Onion Small
  • 2 cans Black-Eyed Peas 15½-ounce cans
  • 1 can Corn 15½-ounce can, no salt added
  • 3 Tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • ¼ cup Cilantro Optional; fresh leaves

Equipment

  • Colander
  • Large Bowl

Instructions

  • Rinse and dice bell pepper, removing core and seeds. Peel, rinse, and dice onion.
  • If using, rinse and chop cilantro leaves.
  • In a colander, drain and rinse black-eyed peas and corn.
  • In a large bowl, add pepper, onion, peas, corn, cilantro (if using), and remaining ingredients. Mix well.

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Notes

  • Dried black-eyed peas may be cheaper than canned. If using dried, cook according to package directions until peas are soft but not mushy. Drain, rinse, and add 3 cups cooked peas to salad. Use leftovers in other recipes later in
    the week.
  • Try chilling the salad. Serve it over cooked spinach or kale.
  • Use any type of vinegar you have on hand. Try balsamic, cider, or red or white wine vinegar.
  • Use black beans in place of black-eyed peas if you like.
  • When corn is in season, use fresh in place of canned. Cook 4 medium ears corn. Remove kernels from cob with a knife. Add to salad.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Southwestern Black-Eyed Pea and Corn Salad
Amount per Serving
Calories
 
86
Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
60
mg
3
%
Potassium
 
136
mg
4
%
Carbohydrates
 
11
g
4
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
484
IU
10
%
Vitamin C
 
18
mg
22
%
Calcium
 
7
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Bell Pepper, Bell Peppers, Black-Eyed Peas, Cilantro, Corn, Corn Salad, Cumin, Gluten Free, Onion, Red Onion, Salt, Vegan, Vegetarian, Vinegar