Black Eyed Pea Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 cans organic black-eyed peas 
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 1 small red pepper, diced 
  • 1 small green pepper, diced 
  • 1/2 organic cucumber,chopped
  • 2 green onions (or scallions), chopped 
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 3-4 celery stalks, chopped 
  • 1 jalapeno, diced (optional)
  • 2 garlic cloves, optional 

Dressing 
Ingredients for dressing 

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Directions for dressing

  • Whisk ingredients until well combined 

Directions
Bring small pot of water to a boil and add black eyed peas. Boil for 3-5 minutes, but do not allow to get mushy. Remove from heat. Rinse black eyed peas with cold water. Set aside. Chop produce and add to large bowl. Add rinsed black eyed peas, dressing and toss until well combined. Refrigerate for an hour or until chilled.