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Greek black eyed peas salad

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Gluten Free Diet

    Excludes foods containing gluten, such as wheat, barley, rye and their by-products.

  • Dairy Free Diet

    Excludes foods such as milk, yoghurt, cheese and their by-products.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

  • Low in Sugars Diet

    Limits all sources of added sugars and encourages the reduction of high-carbohydrate (high glycemic index) foods. A claim that a food can be classified as LS can be made when it contains less than 5 gr of sugars per 100 gr of solid food or 2.5 gr of sugars per 100 ml of liquid food.

Greek black eyed peas salad


  • In a pot of boiling water, add the black eyed peas and boil for 30-40 minutes. When ready, remove from heat, drain, rinse with water to cool and set aside until needed.
  • Peel the celery root and cut into small pieces. Dice the leek and carrot.
  • Place a pan over heat and let it get very hot. Add the olive oil, vegetables, pepper, salt and granulated sugar. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, until they caramelize nicely.
  • Turn off heat and allow the vegetables to soften and cool in the pan.

For the dressing

  • In a large bowl, add the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, honey and finely chopped chili pepper. Mix and allow the oil to pick up all of the aromas.

To assemble

  • In the bowl with the dressing, add salt, pepper, sautéed vegetables and the black eyed peas.
  • Cut the tomato in half and squeeze to remove the seeds and moisture. Dice and add to the bowl.
  • Coarsely chop the fresh parsley leaves (without the stems), basil and mint and finely chop the green part of the spring onion. Add to bowl and toss.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl, drizzle with olive oil and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
24 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
39 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
21 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
15 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
11 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
30 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
26 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
14 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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