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Friday, January 2, 2015

Black-Eyed Pea Salad

To start off the New Year, a lot of people eat black-eyed peas in some fashion or another.  This recipe was given to me by my friend, Brandy. She served it at her New Year's Day Cookout, and it was fabulous!!! It is loaded with Vitamin C, protein, iron, and potassium.  Yum!!!

1 (16 oz) bag of frozen black-eyed peas
1/4 cup chopped, fresh cilantro
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp grape seed oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1/3 cup diced red onion
1 cup diced pineapple
2 cups lightly steamed, chopped kale
*makes 5 cups

1. Prepare black-eyed peas according to the directions on the package. Simmer only until al dente, drain, and let cool for 1 hour.

2. Whisk together cilantro and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl.

3. Add cooked black-eyed peas, bell pepper, and red onion, tossing to coat. 

4. Cover and chill for 8 hours..

5. Add pineapple and kale into the mixture just before serving. 

Nutritional Info for 1 cup:
Calories: 208
Fat: 6.4g
Saturated fat:  0.42 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.18 g
Monounsaturated fat: 1.24g
Sodium: 32.9 mg
Fiber: 6.5 g
Protein: 9.34 g
Potassium: 166.7mg
Cholesterol:  0mg
Sugars: 4.4g
Carbohydrates: 31g
Vitamin A: 96.5%
Vitamin C: 123.3%
Calcium: 6.4%
Iron: 13.94%

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