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Black Eyed Pea Salad

Black-eyed pea salad is colorful and delicious, with ginger dressing for a nice tangy flavor. It works well for a quick light lunch. Black-eyed pea salads are easy to make.

Serves 4.

Black Eyed Peas SaladIngredients:

  • 1 15 oz can of black-eyed peas (lobhia)
  • 1 medium russet boiled potatoes, peeled and chopped into small cubes (about double the size of blacked eyed peas)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper (about double the size of blacked eyed peas)
  • 2 medium seeded and finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1 green chili seeded and chopped (hari mirch)
  • About 1 teaspoon thinly sliced fresh ginger (adrack)
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped mint (podina)
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro (hara dhania)
  • 1 tablespoon oil

for Salad Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon ginger juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt adjust to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon roasted ground cumin seed


  1. Drain and wash the black-eyed peas.
  2. Heat the oil on medium high heat. Add black-eyed peas, and potatoes. Stir-fry for two minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat and let it come to room temperature.
  4. Mix black-eyed peas with the chopped potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers, and herbs.
  5. Mix all the salad dressing ingredients together.
  6. Mix the salad and dressing and let the salad marinate ten minutes before serving.

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56 thoughts on “Black Eyed Pea Salad

  1. Hi Manjula
    I use your recipes almost every Friday, I cook at a Buddhist Retreat Center in Berkeley CA. I cook for 30-40 people so I multiply your recipes. How much ginger do I need for one tablespoon of ginger juice? I’ll probably shred it with a food processor since i’ll need A LOT. Will this work? I shredded ginger before and the strings were a mess.

  2. Hi Manjola
    I am an Iranian woman
    live in nedeland.I want you know that I love you such as my
    dear sister.You are so Lovely and whenever my mind is busy cause of the problems I remember you and your delicious recipes.
    God bless you and your family.
    with my best wishes

  3. Hi Aunty!
    Thanks for reply.I was wondering russian salad.Could you please put this recipe on your website. I love this salad and i don’t know how can I make it.

  4. Hi Aunty!
    Lovely recipe. Looks so delicious and colorful. I was wondering if you could do the recipe for a Russian (Olivier) salad. I love it and can’t find a good Indian version of how to make it.

  5. Hi Manjula aunty,

    i am a big fan of you. i love your recipes.aunty i have one dought which olive oil we should use for sald? is it extra vergin? or normal olive oil? can u pls tell me aunty.

  6. You are such a blessing! The dishes are easy to prepare and the cooking does not ever get complicated that even a novice like me has ventured into cooking. My wife is surprised I can cook so well! I have not yet told her I follow your recipes! Ha Ha. I will tell her my secret after a while. Thank you and God bless you.

  7. Very good recipe. My wife and I had this salad for dinner, and it was great! I (JS) am a meat lover, but once a while I don’t mind a vegeterian recipe, only if it’s GOOD (only condition)… and so far, Manjula has provided us with excellent recipes.

    Thank you very much for opening our horizon with Indian and vegetarian receipes.

  8. You are really a great help for the ppl who are new to kitchen . .and what i loved about your website is,you have no show off thingy .. like using well equipped kitchen things or background or such . .you are sooooo natural . .the feeling comes as if mom is teaching in her own kitchen. .doesnt look professional at all …

  9. Hello Maam,

    I have tried quite a few recipies of yours. And all of them have turned out great. I have also referred your website to quite a few friends of mine. Regarding this black eyed peas recipe can I make the dressing in larger quantities and also can I use it for other salads too?

  10. I just found this site last week, and I’ve already made 3 items from your wonderful recipie colection, and they’ve all turned out well! I really am looking forward to trying a lot more of your recipies, and I wonder if you could offer suggestions for what to use instead of some of the canned items you mention. We don’t use any canned products in our home due to health reasons, and would really appreaciate it if you could suggests alternatives.
    Thanks so much of considering my request.

  11. Thank you Mam 🙂 Nice Salad recipe… I love salads and keep looking for variety, this is best..

    do you know the recipe for making Choraphari?? Please do post if possible, it will be a great favour. Thanks a ton.. God Bless!!

  12. Hello Manjula Aunty

    I tried the Black Eyed Pea Salad and was a big hit ….. I also addded white sesame seasoning and it worked well …. thank you so much for your great recipes ….also please post more of salad recipes

    Thanks again
    K Vasavi Sivakumar

  13. Manjula, I love love love this salad – even without the mint (no fresh mint at the grocery store this morning).

    I had cooked chickpeas in the fridge already, so I used them instead of the the black-eyed peas, and I think the substitution worked very well.

    I like bean salads for lunch in summer, and this may be the best I have ever made.

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