Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check for modified food starch, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, or flour in Creole/Cajun seasoning.


"New Orleans food is as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin." -Mark Twain

The refrigerator light goes on...

This is truly a Southern bean salad, with creamy black eyed peas and the zip of good Cajun seasoning. Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning offers a salt-free version as does Chef Paul Prudhomme. This is great under a simple piece of grilled fish, chicken, or steak.

You can make your own Cajun seasoning, but there are some good no-salt added versions on the market. Watch out for those that use potassium chloride instead of salt - they can have a metallic aftertaste.


Cajun Black Eyed Pea Salad

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 1 cup

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied or divided by 2 and makes great leftovers. Note that cooking time does not include chilling time.

Cajun Black Eyed Pea Salad recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 2 15-ounce cans no salt added black eyed peas (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 large shallot (minced)
  • 2 ribs celery (diced)
  • 1 small green bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tsp no salt added Cajun or Creole seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Place the black eye peas, shallot, celery, green pepper, olive oil, vinegar, Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl.

Fold together until well blended.

Chill before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 cup

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 191 Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 7%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 340mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 11%
    Dietary Fiber 9g 27%
    Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin K 45mcg