Simple Black-eyed peas salad

To keep the tradition of posting healthy snacks posting this simple yet protein filled snack.


1 cup black eyed peas -Soaked for 3 hours. If you are short on time like me just soak for 15 mts and pressure cook with 1:3 water with pinch of salt. If you soaked for 3 hours then water ratio should be 1:2
1 small onion -finely chopped
2  thai chilies/jalapeños finely chopped
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 tomato- finely chopped
salt as per taste
1/2tsp chaat masala (optional)
1tsp lemon juice


Pressure cook soaked black eyed peas with pinch of salt. Cool and drain excess water from cooked black eyed peas. In a large bowl add cooled beans, chopped onion, chopped tomato, chopped cilantro, chopped chilies, salt, chaat masala(spice powder) and lemon juice. Toss and mix well. Adjust spices.

Enjoy healthy snack along with tea or have it as lunch or dinner.



  1. Love this kind of nutritious salad,my fav.

  2. love the idea, Please do send your delicious and healthy dish to my "Healthy Me & Healthy Us" event @ my blog (read the rules please)

  3. I was tired of the traditional black-eyed pea preparation and wanted to try a new twist for New's Years. Everyone that sampled this recipe went on and on about how much they liked them; requesting me to pass on the recipe. Very simple to put together! Highly recommended. (Suggestion: I added a couple more slices of bacon. The wine vinegar masks the flavor if not.

    irene of Pinky's Plumbing

  4. ROFL I really like the title of this recipe, it made me smile