This flavorful black-eyed pea salad is made with black-eyed peas, cucumbers, tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, and feta.
It is tossed in a delicious homemade Greek dressing.
Make this salad for a light meal or serve it as a delicious side dish.
It also makes a tasty stuffing for a pita sandwich or wraps.
To make this tasty Greek black-eyed pea salad, you will need the following ingredients:
- canned black-eyed peas- You substitute with dried black-eyed peas. Here is a link on how to cook them.
- Greek black olives
- diced bell pepper
- diced tomatoes
- diced onion
- diced cucumber
- feta cheese- I like the feta chopped into squares for this recipe. It holds up better in the salad, but you can use crumbled feta also.
- red wine vinegar
- olive oil
- basil-I used dried basil, but you can substitute with fresh basil.
- oregano-I used dried oregano, but you can use fresh oregano.
- Dijon mustard
- crushed garlic
- onion powder
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Follow these steps to make this black-eyed pea salad.
- In a large bowl combine black-eyed peas, Greek black olives, tomatoes, bell pepper, cucumbers, and onion.
- In a small mixing bow, mix olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, oregano, basil, garlic, and onion powder. Add to the salad and mix.
- Mix in feta cheese and serve.
About the recipe
I was dining at an amazing Mediterranean restaurant called The Lazy Goat in Greenville, South Carolina.
They had a Greek black-eyed pea salad on the menu.
The name of the salad was "Lazy Man's Greek Salad."
I was so intrigued by the name, I had to order it.
I had never had the Black Eyed Peas mixed with the fillings of a Greek Salad.
It was DELICIOUS!
I wasn't sure why it was called the "Lazy Man's Greek Salad."
It is quick and easy to throw together.
Maybe that is why it is the Lazy Man's salad?
While the restaurant's name for the dish was really cute, I decided to take on the more boring name of Greek Black Eyed Pea Salad.
I didn't want my recipe to be lost in the world of Google Search....
Regardless of my perplexity, the "Lazy Man's Greek Salad" was tasty enough to go home and try to recreate myself.
I could eat this stuff by the bowl fulls. I hope you enjoy it too!
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Greek Black-Eyed Pea Salad
- 30 ounces black eyed pea cans drained (2 cans)
- 2 tomatoes diced
- 1 cucumber diced
- 1 bell pepper diced
- 1 cup Greek black olives
- ½ onion diced
- 1 cup fresh feta cheese diced
Greek Salad Dressing
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ⅓ cup red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large mixing bow, combine 2 cans of drained black-eyed peas, 2 diced tomatoes, 1 diced cucumber, 1 diced green bell pepper, 1 cup Greek black olives, and ½ diced onion.
Make Greek Dressing
- Mix ¼ cup olive oil, ⅓ cup red wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon basil, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 2 teaspoons oregano, 2 crushed garlic cloves, and ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes together in a separate bowl. Salt and pepper to taste. Pour over salad and mix.
- Add feta to the salad. Mix salad together well. You can serve immediately, but it is best to serve an hour or more later to allow the flavors to build.