Smoky and Spicy Black Eyed Pea Salad

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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!

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Ingredients
Dressing  

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

Salad

  • 2 – 15 ounce cans black eye 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

Directions

  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.

Serves 8

Nutrition Information
Per 1/2 cup serving
Calories: 145
Total Fat: 2g   
   Saturated Fat: 0g
Sodium:  232mg
Total Carbohydrate: 25g
   Dietary Fiber: 5.5g
Protein: 8g