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Smoky and Spicy Black Eyed Pea Salad

Smoky and Spicy Black Eyed Pea Salad

The summer is heating up, and so are the flavors of this summer salad.  The smokiness of the cumin pairs perfectly with the spiciness of the chipotle peppers!

Serves: 8 (serving= 1/2 cup)



  • ¼ cup plain non-fat yogurt          
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt to taste


  • 2 – 15 ounce cans blackeyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup yellow cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup red onion, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons chipotle peppers, seeded and finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 6 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped


  1. In a large bowl, mix yogurt, olive oil, cumin, chili powder and salt together.
  2. Add salad ingredients and toss to coat evenly.
  3. Mix well & refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
  4. Garnish with fresh cilantro.




To make bariatric diet friendly:

Decrease serving size to 1/4th cup

Updated bariatric nutrition information: Calories 73, Total Fat 1g, Sat Fat 0g, Sodium 116mg, Total Carbohydrate 13g, Fiber 3g, Protein 4g