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.

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

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, they also have recipes available on their site.


Janet B
Janet B2 years ago


Karin Geens
Karin Geens2 years ago

Yummy, thanks

William C
William C2 years ago

Thank you.

Robert N
Rob Chloe Sam N2 years ago

Looks nice, Thanks for sharing.

Rhonda B
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Barbara S
Past Member 2 years ago

Looks good. Thanks.

Melissa D
Melissa DogLover2 years ago

This actually looks kinda yummy-- I may share this recipe with my mom, I think she'd REALLY love something like this!!!! :) :) TYFS

Brett C
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Toni W
Toni W2 years ago

Thanks for the lovely recipe.