Black Eyed Pea Salad is a great year-round salad but also amazing for New Year! Black Eyed Peas are supposed to bring good luck for the new year! This black eyed pea salad recipe takes minutes to prepare and tastes amazing.
Black Eyed Pea Salad
A few years ago I made Hoppin John in the slow cooker because I thought it was so much fun it included my husband John's name. LOL
I have to admit that at this point in my life I didn't realize how many traditions there are surrounding Black Eyed Peas and New Year.
We received a ton of emails and social media messages around new years and I had to look up the traditions because I didn't realize we should be making it for new years.
Now we know that black-eyed peas are supposed to bring good luck for the year when eaten on New Years Day. I make this salad on New Years Day every year now.
It is so easy to throw together and really anything that could bring an extra bit of luck is always welcome.
This black eyed pea salad recipe takes minutes to prepare and is a great side dish for holidays or any day of the year. I love that I can prepare this salad a few hours before serving so I don't have to stress before an event.
My husband LOVES black eyed peas so I am trying to find a ton of new ways to serve them. Up next I think I am going to work on collard greens and black eyed peas.
I am still working on making all of the southern dishes my husband grew up with while living in Alabama.
- Black Eyed Peas
- Green Onions
- Fat-Free Italian Dressing
- Red Wine Vinegar
- Sugar or sugar substitute
- Celery Seed
- Black Pepper
- Hot Sauce
Large Mixing Bowl - We are big fans of this glass batter bowl that has a handle. It makes it easy to mix ingredients and keeps the mixing bowl steady on the counter.
This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled or more to serve a larger crowd.
We use canned black eyed peas but you can easily use dry black eyed peas depending on what you have.
This salad is so dang easy to prepare! All you have to do is combine the black eyed peas and other ingredients in a bowl and stir. Everyone loves this salad because it is so fast and easy!
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Black Eyed Pea Salad
- 15.5 oz Black Eyed Peas rinsed and drained
- ¼ cup Green Onions
- ¼ cup Fat free Italian Salad Dressing
- 1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon White Sugar or sugar substitute
- ¼ teaspoon Celery Seed
- ¼ tsp Black Pepper
- 3 dashes hot sauce optional
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, stir gently to mix.
- Chill several hours or overnight
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