For today, i planned to make a fruit salad, but then didn't have banana's in hand, so postponed the thought and went ahead making this colorful black-eyed peas salad. This recipe is inspired from Cookie & Kate's African Black-eyed peas salad or Saladu Nebbe. The original recipe uses chopped parsley, habanero pepper, sliced avocado's and also cooked brown rice.
Since i didn't have these ingredients in hand, i just went ahead and did the salad my way. Adding brown rice seems to be a nice variation and a filling meal.
Apart from the great taste and the minimal dressing, loved the splash of colors in it. Striking reds, cool greens and the protein-packed brown lentils, makes it more pleasing to your eyes too!!!
Inspired from Cookie + Kate
½ cup Black-eyed peas
¼ cup kala chana/ black chickpeas
2 small Lebanese cucumbers
4 nos cherry tomatoes
1 red bell pepper/capsicum
½ teaspoon black pepper powder
salt to taste
juice of 1 lemon
- Soak Black-eyed peas and black chana together for 5-6 hours or overnight. Next day morning, drain the soaked water, add water just to immerse the lentils, add ½ teaspoon salt a little turmeric, pressure cook until soft, i cooked for 4 whistles. Drain and keep aside.
- Wash all the veggies, chop them into small cubes. Toss them together in a wide bowl. Add lemon juice, pepper and little salt, remember the lentils are cooked with salt.
- Check taste and adjust the seasoning accordingly. Let the salad sit for 15 minutes for the flavors to mingle and serve.
This is a hearty and healthy salad....love it
Nice salad Priya.. As you said Brown rice would have been a great addition. Would love to taste it...
Rice in it would have made it a whole meal on its own. It looks good this way as well.
Wow, sounds super filling salad, i dont mind finishing that bowl.
That bowl of salad looks so colorful and appetising.
I just love this salad... so hale and hearty and fills you up too...
Love your clicks priya..so nicely plated as well..sounds like a healthy filling salad!
Very colorful. I like the simple dressing.
colorful and crunchy salad. 🙂
I love black Eyed Peas salad and I had made it last week as well. What a filling and flavorful salad this is.
Colorful, protein rich salad. Looks awesome.
this is my kind of salad
Hearty and filling salad. Love those lebanese cucumbers.