nutritional information

Per 3/4-cup serving:

  • Calories: 223
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Total Fat: 14 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 438 mg
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Sugar: 3 g

Szechuan Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Szechuan Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Serves 6

30 minutes or fewer

It's no small wonder that this salad, developed by Laura McAllister, won first prize in VT's 2007 Reader Recipe Contest and has continued to win over readers ever since: the perfect combination of basic ingredients makes for a salad that's delicious as a light lunch or hearty dinner side dish.
  • 2 14–oz. cans black–eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • 1 jalapeño chile, seeded and finely minced (2 Tbs.)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
  • 1 avocado, cubed (1 cup)
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbs. red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. vegan Szechuan sauce
  • 2 tsp. sugar

1. Toss together black-eyed peas, bell pepper, onion, jalapeño, and garlic in large bowl. Toss avocado with lemon juice in separate bowl. Add avocado to black-eyed pea mixture.

2. Whisk together oil, vinegar, Szechuan sauce, and sugar in bowl used for avocado. Add black-eyed pea mixture, and toss to mix.

October 2007 p.69

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Substituted chile olive oil for olive oil as I like spicy but only used 1 tbs and only very little sugar. Next time I would eliminate sugar. Very yummy and you don't need all that oil and sugar and then it is much healthier.

Jan - 2013-05-22 20:48:04

Don't have szechuan sauce? Try soy sauce, rice vinegar, mirin and chili paste.

Becky - 2012-05-03 12:00:07