Black-eyed Pea Salad with Prosciutto

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A black-eyed pea salad with Prosciutto, sundried tomatoes, pepperrocini, red onion, tossed with a simple fresh herb vinaigrette and served on a bed of Belgian endive leaves. You can serve it either as an appetizer or a side dish.
Black-eyed peas are an excellent source of calcium (an important nutrient for the health of our bones and teeth), folate (support red blood cell production and Allow nerves to function properly), and vitamin A (essential for maintaining healthy skin and vision ), among other nutrients. They are thought to bring you luck and prosperity if eaten on New Years, but they are healthy and delicious any time of the year.
Dried black-eyed peas, also known as the cow peas, are easy to use as they requires no soaking and cook quickly. If you are in a hurry, canned variety can be an option.

  • 2 cup Dried black-eyed peas
  • 60 g Prosciutto, diced
  • 5-6 Sundried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 3-4 Pepperocini, chopped
  • 1 Small red onion, finely chopped
  • 90 ml Olive oil
  • 120 ml Red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Flat parsley leaves (or thyme), finely chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1-2 head Belgian endives
  • 3 Grape tomatoes, cut into wedges (optional)
  1. Place black-eyed peas in large saucepan of water. Bring it to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 40 minutes or until peas are tender but not mushy.
  2. Meanwhile, in large bowl, whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, parsley or thyme, minced garlic, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Drain black-eyed peas. Add to bowl with dressing along with prosciutto, sundried tomatoes, pepperocini, and red onion. Toss well to combine. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours.
  4. Remove root end from endive and separate the leaves, rinse and pat dry. Arrange the endive leaves on a serving dish. Spoon the peas onto the leaves and arrange the tomato wedges, if used, on top. Serve at room temperature or chilled with a garnish of fresh thyme or parsley, if desired. | © 2011 | | © 2011 |


Rosa's Yummy Yums 22/2/12 16:13

Scrumptious! Black eyed peas are so tasty.



yummylittlecooks 22/2/12 16:32

This salad looks really good!

Tina 22/2/12 17:09

We always have black eyed peas on New years as a good luck tradition, but the plain cooked beans is kind of boring to me. Great to come across this wonderful cold bean salad, I am saving to try at home. Come to think of it, your picture tells me that there is no reason to reserve the dish for New Years. Great post!

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook 22/2/12 17:26

Looks delicious, Angie. I love how you have it with the endive, pretty presentation!

Lenia 22/2/12 17:40

This is my kind of salad!So rich and packed with nutrients!Lovely presentation,dear!

Suzi 22/2/12 17:46

I like the combination of flavors you have added to the black-eyed peas it really adds some zing. A lovely presentation too.

Belinda @zomppa 22/2/12 17:48

That is not your usual bean salad - so gorgeous!

Anonymous 22/2/12 17:55

delicious with prosciutto and such a pretty presentation with endives.

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 22/2/12 18:09

Gorgeous salad, Angie, and I love your addition of proscuitto! Thanks for sharing.

Robyn 22/2/12 18:47

What a beautiful presentation Angie! Those flavors sound like that would go great together!

Biren @ Roti n Rice 22/2/12 19:06

Looks and sounds very tasty and healthy! Gorgeous presentation too!

Crunchy Creamy Sweet 22/2/12 19:41

Gorgeous looking salad! And it sounds so delicious:) Have a great day, Angie!

Tricia @ saving room for dessert 22/2/12 21:07

Beautiful presentation! You have terrific vision and creativity. This is really lovely and what's not to love about black-eyed peas??? Yum!

StephenC 22/2/12 22:53

We can get black-eyed peas in the freezer section of the supermarket. I am extremely fond of them. This does seem like a Spring-like dish, so I will keep it at hand until the weather warms.

Asian-spice mix 22/2/12 22:55

Another great salad recipe from you,,,beautiful presentation, AMAZING Pictures !!

Rosita Vargas 22/2/12 23:18

Una ensalada rica ,nutritiva y bellos colores,un acierto maravilloso abrazos hugs,hugs.

OohLookBel 22/2/12 23:23

I love how you've arranged the endive like a flower. It looks really attractive, and you could even use the leaves as an edible dish for the peas.

Reem | Simply Reem 22/2/12 23:29

This salad looks awesome...
Delicious... Beautiful presentation.

Rebecca Subbiah 22/2/12 23:43

what a fun recipe love it and pretty

Claudia 22/2/12 23:43

I never would have thought to pair black-eyed peas with prosciutto! Who's sorry now? (Me!)

anne 23/2/12 00:32

It looks perfectly delicious ! Love the different flavor and texture in that salad :) Awesome presentation as always , Angie !

Barbara Bakes 23/2/12 00:39

It's so pretty how you served it. It looks delicious.

Asmita 23/2/12 00:59

I love the flavors and black eyed peas, the presentation is beautiful!!!

Velva 23/2/12 01:47

This would be an absolute hit here in the southern U.S. Black eye peas are a family staple. This is delightful.

This one is bookmarked. Thanks.


Jasna's kitchen creations 23/2/12 01:49

I always wanted to try a dish with black-eyed peas - there is my chance. Decoration is simple but very effective!

Barbara 23/2/12 02:14

Angie, I can hardly wait to make this! It's everything I love in a salad.

Barbara 23/2/12 02:14

Angie, I can hardly wait to make this! It's everything I love in a salad.

beti 23/2/12 03:12

I've never tried balck eyed peas before, I always mash my beans or eat them just like a soup but I'm excited to try them as a salad it sounds quite delicious

noobcook 23/2/12 04:46

I love the petals arrangement, looks pretty.

PolaM 23/2/12 05:12

I love bean salads! They are just so hearty!

Dorina 23/2/12 09:06

Looks delicios . I really like this salad .

Silvia @ Maidscream 23/2/12 10:06

such a great name and it looks so classy, simply nice . good job.

Joanne 23/2/12 14:06

I feel like the endives are the perfect serving utensils for this salad! So much healthy delicious fresh flavor!

Faith 23/2/12 14:31

What a healthy salad and beautiful presentation -- I love the endive around the outside!

Eva 23/2/12 14:40

I love the creamy texture of black eyed peas, so yummy. And a wonderful healthy salad. They are a staple in our household.

Junia 23/2/12 15:35

haven't cooked black eyed peas myself before. i think they are more like beans, right? in korean cuisine, they marinate it with some sugar, soysauce, sesame and serve it as as a side dish! this salad looks clean and healthy :)

Michael Toa 23/2/12 16:28

Lovely salad. It's a shame I don't eat much black eyed peas. I don't have many repertoire to use them. I do like them and I adore endives too.

Elisabeth 23/2/12 17:14

I love black eyed peas, and have made my black-eyed peas salad almost similar to yours in the past. Have not made it in a long time. Love your presentation with the endive leaves!

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 23/2/12 17:14

Love the mix of these peas with the Prosciutto. The presentation with the endives is superb, like a sun!

Daisy@Nevertoosweet 23/2/12 20:09

This sounds so healthy :) yummy! I really need some healthy recipes now hehe need to go on a diet been eating WAY too much!

Juliana 23/2/12 20:31

Angie, I just realized that I never cooked black eye peas...seeing your salad I must add to my list of things to cook.
The salad looks beautiful and so tasty with all the ingredients in it.
Hope you are having a fantastic weel :)

Beth 23/2/12 21:55

Salads served on endive are always beautiful, and this one is no exception. Healthy and gorgeous - a great combination!

the food dude 24/2/12 02:24

Delicious and healthy, simply awesome!

Pacheco Patty 24/2/12 06:48

I'm always looking for new salad recipes, especially healthy and pretty with the endives making a border around the plate. I've put this one on my salads to make list;-)

scrambledhenfruit 24/2/12 07:29

I have a freezer full of black eyed peas (purple hull cow peas) and they're my family's favorite. This looks like a great way to serve them for a change. This would be so good scooped up with the endive. :)

Parsley Sage 24/2/12 13:35

Oooh! In Oklahoma, we all eat black eyed peas on new years for good luck. This is a great way to make the boring old BEP more interesting!

Cathy at Wives with Knives 24/2/12 14:58

This salad looks so delicious and healthy. I would be very happy with it as a dinner entree

sally 24/2/12 15:42

Yum! Black-eyed peas are a favorite of mine.

kitchen flavours 24/2/12 15:46

Looks delicious and lovely presentation! Love it!

Gina 24/2/12 17:06

I haven't had black-eyed peas in years. Does sound like a good change though. Love the endive with it, so pretty. Hope you have a wonderful weekend Miss Angie.

Anonymous 24/2/12 19:34

OK, first off, let me begin by saying how much I LOVE your presentation, Angie! So clever, and gorgeous. And this sounds like a winning recipe. Yum! x

Geni 24/2/12 20:02

I have never prepared Black Eyed Peas, but when I do it will be this dish Angie. It looks so full of great ingredients and flavors. That maybe the best food styling EVER! Gorgeous presentation.

Devaki 24/2/12 20:13

Look at that - you took the humble black eyed peas and made them artistic! Fantastic and the endive flower is gorgeous!

chow! Devaki@weavethousandflavors

Katherine Martinelli 24/2/12 22:17

What a fresh, healthy salad! It sounds flavorful and delicious.

Hotly Spiced 24/2/12 23:18

This looks so delicious and good for you. Great flavours there. I love how you presented it with the endive leaves. Have a lovely weekend.

Lizzy 25/2/12 02:49

What a gorgeous presentation of a unique and yummy salad. The dressing and flavorful ingredients transform ordinary black eyed peas into an amazing dish!

Helene Dsouza 25/2/12 06:44

Hi Angie!

First time on your blog, relay enjoyed my time here. =)

That day I had a bag of black eyed peas lying in my pantry, I was wondering then what to do with them. Your salad would have been the perfect dish.

By the way, your presentation is awesome!

have a nice weekend!

vianney 25/2/12 08:29

a pretty salad, love the flavors!

Christine Ho 25/2/12 12:05

Your salad looks so fresh and inviting. Love black-eyed peas and often use them make soups. Yet haven't tried to make any salad with them. Should give it a try. :)

peachkins 25/2/12 14:28

I'm gonna look for Black Eyed Peas in the supermarket!

Yi @ Yireservation 25/2/12 16:19

i love your pea salad with prosciutto. The presentation is superb and everything looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing!

Miriam 25/2/12 18:12

Delicious and beautiful! I can never get enough black-eyes peas. :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Only Fish Recipes 25/2/12 21:03

very healthy n super delicious...i love black eyed peas...they r very delicious !

FOODESSA 25/2/12 21:22

An excellent combo of ingredients...and the presentation is so inviting. I'm getting my fork ready ;o)

Flavourful wishes,

Kiran @ 26/2/12 03:02

Delicious salad and absolutely love the styling :)

Pegasuslegend 26/2/12 03:42

a diffinite healthy dish for me! love it:)

lena 26/2/12 14:08

angie, i never had prosciutto before but they are available here and it's very expensive, one day i think i will just spend some money on it and try that and see how it taste like. btw, i didnt know that sweet potatoes are such a scarce item over there, here we have endless supply all year round..i think you would probably love them too in your salad!

Mother Rimmy 26/2/12 20:40

I was just looking at a bag of black eyed peas and wondering what I was going to do with them. Now I know. :)

kelly 27/2/12 08:34

oh id never tried eating those kind of food before but if i have given a chance why not! hehe.
great post i love the title :D

Magic of Spice 27/2/12 18:05

I do love back-eyed peas, and this salad looks just delicious! I have a case of endive I need to use up, so thank you for the lovely inspiration :)

tigerfish 27/2/12 18:37

I just soaked some black eyed peas this morning as was preparing to cook soup tomorrow. Let me wait for summer to try this salad.

Dee 28/2/12 05:50

This looks delicious. We are quite fond of black eyed peas here. The recipe & photos are all delightful. As always your recipes are wonderful.

Becki's Whole Life 28/2/12 13:03

Love this! Black eyed peas have such a great distinct flavor and the pepperoncini's and prosciutto are such great additions to this salad. Also love the idea of scooping it up with the endive leaves - that is fantastic!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 28/2/12 13:21

Oh my, Angie. You've take lowly southern black-eyed pea to a whole new level of sophistication with the endive leaves and prosciutto. I made a similar salad with ham and tomatoes for a simple lunch, but it's certainly does not compare to the elegance of yours. Simply fabulous!

Cooking with Coley 2/3/12 22:15

Looks amazing! I love a hearty side dish. And the prosciutto takes this to the next level!

Anonymous 5/3/12 13:02

Waw, your salad looks just like heavenl on a plate!

An amazing & fantastic inspired good-for-you salad! :)
Happy Times!


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