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Mediterranean Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Mediterranean Black-Eyed Pea Salad

This is a colorful and refreshing bean salad, very tasty and perfect for a light dinner or a picnic lunch. The dressing has a Mediterranean flavor and is fun to eat with garlic pita toasts.

Salad:
1×15 oz. can black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
12 cherry tomatoes cut in half
¾ cup English cucumbers, peeled and diced small
½ cup yellow bell pepper, chopped
½ cup sweet onion, minced
½ cup parsley, minced
3 tablespoons mint, minced

Dressing:
3 ½ teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 ½ teaspoons whole grain mustard
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
½ teaspoon granulated onion
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon *ground Sumac (optional)
5 tablespoons olive oil

Garlic Toasts:
2×6 inch pitas, whole wheat or white
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic, minced

Lightly whisk dressing ingredients in bowl.
Combine dressing with black-eyed peas and vegetables in bowl and let sit while you make the garlic toasts.
Make pita toasts by separating pitas and then brushing with olive oil and garlic mixture. Cut each circle in 6 triangles. Place on baking pan.
Bake toasts in preheated oven at 400◦ for 5 minutes or until they start to brown on the edges.

Serves: 4
Cooking time: 25 minutes

*Sumac-The fruits (drupes) of the genus Rhus are ground into a reddish-purple powder used as a spice in Middle Eastern cuisine to add a lemony taste to salads or meat.[5] In Arab cuisine, it is used as a garnish on meze dishes such as hummus and is added to salads in the Levant.…Wikipedia
We found this spice at Whole Foods, the website is www.spicely.com, they also have recipes available on their site.

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6:07AM PDT on Sep 22, 2013

You can't go wrong with healthy-tasty and simple! Thanks

8:33AM PDT on Sep 17, 2013

I'll definitely be making this, thanks so much.

2:05AM PDT on Sep 16, 2013

Thank you :)

6:37AM PDT on Sep 10, 2013

looks really good

1:38PM PDT on Sep 7, 2013

Nice combination of ingredients and a very interesting dressing recipe. Many thanks for sharing)

1:40AM PDT on Sep 7, 2013

This looks so very good. I love these beans, they are so very flavorful.

9:32AM PDT on Sep 6, 2013

This looks and sounds delicious. Just seen sumac in the supermarket and had no idea what it was or what to use I in, will give it a try!!

9:22AM PDT on Sep 5, 2013

Looks yummy and healthy :)

7:12AM PDT on Sep 5, 2013

Picture looks appetizing...recipe sounds delicious. I use Sumac now and then...it has a wonderful and unique taste. Thanks

9:57PM PDT on Sep 4, 2013

Perfect for a colourful, tasty lunch on the patio.

Many thanks

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