Black-Eyed Pea and Spring Green Salad

French breakfast radishes are sweeter than their rounder counterparts, but either kind will work in this fresh side salad.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • 1 16 ounce package frozen black-eyed peas

  • 8 green onions, washed and trimmed

  • 8 cup mixed spring salad greens

  • 2 cup French breakfast radishes or small radishes, washed, trimmed, and cut in large pieces

  • Coarse salt

  • 1 recipe Caramelized Sweet Onion Vinaigrette (see recipe below)

Caramelized Sweet Onions Vinaigrette

  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped (1 cup)

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil

  • ½ cup salad oil

  • ½ cup cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. In a large saucepan cook black-eyed peas, covered, in lightly salted boiling water for 40 minutes or until tender. Drain. Rinse with cold water until beans feel cold. Drain well.

  2. Place whole green onions on a platter and arrange salad greens on top. Top with radishes. Spoon peas over radishes. Sprinkle all with coarse salt. Serve with Caramelized Sweet Onion Vinaigrette. Makes 8 side-dish servings.

Caramelized Sweet Onions Vinaigrette

  1. In a medium to large covered skillet cook sweet onion, in cooking oil over medium-low heat for 13 to 15 minutes or until onions are tender, stirring occasionally. Uncover; cook and stir over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes more or until onions are golden. Remove from heat; set aside to cool. In a small bowl whisk together salad oil, cider vinegar, honey, salt, and black pepper. Stir in onion mixture. Cover and chill up to 1 week. Makes about 1-1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

246 Calories
16g Fat
23g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 246
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 11.2mg 56%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 238mg 5%
Folate, total 52.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.