Black-Eyed Peas! What a weird name… But oh so tasty! And incredibly good for you too. These delicious beans (yes, they’re actually beans!) are a great source of protein and fiber while also rich in Potassium, Zinc and Iron! So not only they taste great, but they help decrease blood cholesterol (which reduces the risk of heart disease) and also help with your immune system! Score!

I had half a bag of those that my mom brought from Brazil in April, thinking the US didn’t have them! (Thankfully, they do!) So I cooked them in my pressure cooker for 10 minutes (until they were al dente) and put together this incredible salad that works as a meal by itself. I had some for lunch and brought some leftovers with me to work. (That’s why I love meal-salads! You can bring them anywhere and you don’t need a microwave!) It was so delicious that I’m already planning to go to the grocery store to get some more black-eyed peas so I can create some other salads. For example, I think some corn would go really well in this salad. ?

I hope you guys can make this and let me know what you think! It is a great option for picnics, barbecues and potlucks as it’s different than everything people usually bring! (Seriously…who isn’t sick of quinoa salads? Just kidding! I love quinoa salads! lol)

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