Instant Pot Black-Eyed Peas Summer Salad

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recipe by Michelle Fagone

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Served as a side dish or portioned into prep bowls for later meals, this salad is undeniably delicious. Your Southern relatives don’t mind if you’re on a diet, just don’t do it around them! So, show up to a family event with this tasty side, and no one will know the difference. This dish is perfect for vegan, gluten-free, and omnivore friends alike, and everyone will want a second helping of this flavorful—and healthy—salad.

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recipe updated Apr 9, 2020


  • Cucumber icon
    1 (300g)
  • Red onion icon
    Red onion
    1 (135g)
  • Feta cheese icon
    Feta cheese
    about ¼ cup (60g)
  • Dill icon
    2 tbsp (8g)
  • Dried black-eyed peas icon
    Dried black-eyed peas
    2 cups (480g)
  • Chicken broth icon
    Chicken broth
    4 cups (996g)
  • Salt icon
    1 tsp (6g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    about ¼ tsp (1g)
  • Roma tomato icon
    Roma tomato
    2 (120g)
  • Corn kernels icon
    Corn kernels
    1¼ cups
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    2 tsp (10ml)


  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Inner pot

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  1. Add dried black-eyed peas and chicken broth to the inner pot
  2. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  3. Pressure cook - Bean, High, 30 min
  4. Natural release - 10 min
  5. Quick release
  6. Transfer beans to medium bowl
  7. Let cool - approx 10 min
  8. Add salt, black pepper, cucumber, roma tomato, red onion, corn kernels, feta cheese, dill and olive oil to the medium bowl
  9. Toss until combined
  10. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes or up to overnight
  11. Serve chilled
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