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Fun Summer Fiesta Salad Recipe

by Original Author: Casey Jarding, Franklin County | Adapted for Blog: Torrie Smith, Van Buren County

This Fiesta Salad recipe is perfect to have on a hot, summer day. It is delicious and packed full of nutritious ingredients. The recipe is versatile because you can swap out the black-eyed peas for your favorite legume or bean. Might I recommend trying it with edamame! You can also add more fresh vegetables from your garden or local farmers market. This salad is sure to add a little fiesta to your summer cookouts.

  • 1 (15-ounce) can unsalted black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can unsalted whole-kernel corn, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup chopped green pepper
  • ½ - 1 cup chopped onion


  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup sugar or equivalent amount artificial sweetener
  • ¼ cup vinegar
Mix peas, corn, green pepper, and onion in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine oil, sugar, and vinegar and stir well. Pour marinade over vegetables and mix well. Chill 4-8 hours in refrigerator before serving.

Makes 8 servings

Serving size: ½ cup

190 Calories, Total Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 1g, Protein 4g, Total Carbohydrate 26g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Sodium 15mg. Excellent source of vitamin C.

Recipe above is from the "Cooking with Extension" cookbook. For more information, contact your local Family and Consumer Sciences Agent at your County Extension Office.