Fall Fest Fall Salad: Black-Eyed Pea Salad over Arugula

I have been working on some new fall salad recipes for upcoming television cooking segments this month. I was in the mood for a Black-Eyed Pea Salad and trying to increase the fiber in my kid’s diets. This recipe starts with a simple lime and chipotle vinaigrette combined with the black-eyed pea and black bean mixture. The mixture is served over peppery arugula which makes a fresh, flavorful and light salad. This is a great starter salad, but it would also be wonderful as a main dish topped with grilled or cooked chicken, shrimp, turkey or steak. This recipe is also a part of “Fall Fest” which is a continuation of Summer Fest, a cross blog recipe swap from various food blogs. These events were started by Margaret Roach of Away to Garden and Deb Puchalla of The Food Network. The theme this week is “fall salads” so I hope you enjoy this one.

Black-Eyed Pea Salad over Arugula

Prep Times:

20 minutes


4 servings


1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground chipotle seasoning
1 teaspoon lime rind
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 (15.5-ounce) can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup corn
2/3 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
6 cups arugula leaves


1. Whisk together lime juice, olive oil and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.

2. Combine black-eyed peas, beans and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Pour lime mixture over peas and beans. Chill at least 30 minutes up to 8 hours.

3. Arrange arugula leaves over each salad plate. Spoon black-eyed pea mixture evenly over each plate. Serve immediately.

12 thoughts on “Fall Fest Fall Salad: Black-Eyed Pea Salad over Arugula”

  1. Arugula is one of my favorites. I am so glad you gave options for adding extra protein to this dish. This is perfect for my diet!

  2. This is an incredble photos and such as simple and healthy recipe. I love all of your recipes, as they come out so terrific. Thanks for sharing

  3. Yum! This is my kind of salad. I love the addition of the black eyed peas in there! Will your tv appearance be local or can we tune in to see you?

    Hope you’re doing well!

  4. The colours caught me straight away. There’s something really satisfying about eating food that shouts out to be eaten! ofcourse the fact that it sounds easy and tasty and that’s a winner for me too. cheers kari

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