Black-Eyed Pea and Spinach Salad

TOTAL TIME: 5 hr 5 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: 4 hr
Cook: 50 min
 
YIELD: 6 servings (1 serving = 1 1/3 cups)
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1/2 pound dried black-eyed peas, or 2 cans black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed (about 3 cups)
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth or water (if using dried peas)
  • 3/4 cup lowfat buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced celery (2 stalks)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 4 cups baby spinach (about 2/3 of a 6-ounce bag), sliced into thick ribbons
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      Directions

      In a large bowl, cover peas with 4 inches of water and soak a minimum of 6 hours, or overnight. Drain and rinse thoroughly.

      Place peas in a 4-quart saucepan with chicken broth or water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer peas between 45 to 55 minutes, or until peas are cooked but not mushy. Drain excess liquid and let peas cool to room temperature.

      Combine buttermilk, mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, hot sauce salt and pepper in a bowl, and whisk to incorporate.

      In a salad bowl, combine beans, red onion, celery and chives. Pour dressing over bean mixture and gently stir to incorporate, being careful not to break up too many of the beans. Add spinach and toss to coat. Season with additional salt, pepper and hot sauce, to taste. Serve immediately.

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      • on April 29, 2012

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        I LOVED this salad. So quick and easy to put together (use the can peas and wonderful on a hot day. Great flavor and very satisfying. Ellie has so many healthy tasty recipes.

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      • on October 27, 2011

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        I used pinto beans instead of blackeye peas ( We don't like blackeye peas It was great! Whole family loved it. Love your show.
        Presleyroc

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      • on May 25, 2011

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        Really tasty and light! I don't normally like black eyed peas, but with some extra tobasco sauce, I gobbled this salad up.

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