Black Eye Pea Salad with Mangoes, Toasted Almonds and a Peach Vinaigrette

Summer is here! So naturally, we are utilizing all the summer ingredients as much as we can. This recipe features mango and peach! I find that when you add fruit to a savory meal, it adds another layer and really rounds out a meal. This dish is fairly easy to assemble and quite tasty. Its even better the next day.

Ingredients

  • Half a packet of Salad Greens (we used the Cruciferous Crunch Collection pictured below from Trader Joes)
  • Jalapeno (1/2, de-seeded)
  • Mango (1)
  • Black eyes peas (2 cups if using dried and 2 cans if using canned)
  • Peach (1)
  • Green onions (2)
  • Lime (2)
  • Almonds (1/2 cup)
  • Salt
  • Coriander powder (1-2 teaspoon)
  • Olive oil.

Recipe (serves 4)

  1. We used dried black eyes peas; the recipe can be made quicker if you utilize canned beans. Soak them over night or at least 30 minutes. Prepare a double boiler like setting in the Instapot and cook for 15 minutes on high pressure. Once the peas are cooked, set aside to cool. In a nonstick pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and add the cooked black eyes peas (or canned) once oil is heated. Gently toss with salt to taste and 1-2 teaspoons of coriander powder. When the peas are slightly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, they are done and ready to use. This makes a great snack as well, if you have leftovers.IMG_1843[1]
  2. To prepare the salad. Toss the salad greens with sliced mango, finely chopped green onions, half the sliced jalapeno with the juice of 1 lime, salt, and 1 teaspoon of lime zest.
  3. To prepare the vinaigrette, you will need a blender. Peel the peach and slice into 1 inch cubes. Blend the peach cubes with 2 table spoons of olive oil, salt to taste, the other half of the sliced jalapeno, and the juice of 1 lime. Blend until smooth. Add more oil if necessary.
  4. Toast 1/2 a cup of sliced almonds until golden brown.
  5. To serve, start with salad on the plate, top with the cooked black eyed peas and toasted almonds and drizzle with peach vinaigrette. Enjoy!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. This mix is completely new to me !! Will try

    1. veggiedocs says:

      It is pretty delicious and simple, let us know if you like it.

      1. sure, will do

  2. mistimaan says:

    Looks tasty

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