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Black-Eyed Pea Salad Bowl

Let this good-luck legume bring variety and nutrition to your table.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

2
cans (15 or 15 1/2 oz each) black-eyed peas, drained, rinsed
8
oz Monterey Jack cheese, cubed
1
medium yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch-long julienne strips
1
medium tomato, coarsely chopped
1/3
cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4
cup chopped red onion
1/2
cup reduced-calorie Italian dressing
5
cups torn lettuce

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In medium bowl, gently mix all ingredients except lettuce. Refrigerate until serving time.
  • 2 Just before serving in large bowl, place lettuce; spoon salad over lettuce. Stir just to combine.
  • 1 In medium bowl, gently mix all ingredients except lettuce. Refrigerate until serving time.
  • 2 Just before serving in large bowl, place lettuce; spoon salad over lettuce. Stir just to combine.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Cheddar cheese can be substituted for the Monterey Jack. Or, if an additional guest is coming, add 8 oz Cheddar cheese cubes to extend the salad.

The crunch of iceberg lettuce is good in this salad but Bibb, romaine or a blend of greens will work.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
560mg
560%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
60%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.