The Beauty of Summer and Bush’s Blackeye Peas Fresh Corn Salad

This Bush’s Blackeye Peas Fresh Corn Salad is a delightful summer salad full of summer vegetables!

Blackeye Peas Fresh Corn Salad

When our friends invited themselves over to use our pool (why not?), we happened to be home with no plans, so I wanted to make a light and tasty dinner and ask them to join us.

I also wanted to cook something easy where I wouldn’t have to turn the oven on inside and heat up the house! One minute for corn (for recipe below) was totally doable …

Barbecued hamburgers and a few salads were on my menu.

Our friends brought dessert.

I had fresh corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, and always Bush’s Beans (Blackeye Peas) in the pantry, but I had still had to run to the store for a few more items.

I’ve been using the “notes” on my iPhone for grocery list reminders. My husband got me started on this.

Back to the kitchen to whip up this delicious summer salad, fresh, fresh, fresh …

After a little berry pickin’ and swimming, we enjoyed a great summer meal together.

To me, that’s the beauty of summer. Just hanging together and enjoying great food.

What’s your favorite “fresh” summer salad?

Blackeye Peas Fresh Corn Salad
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Bush's Blackeye Peas Fresh Corn Salad Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time11 mins
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup Nakano Rice Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar or substitute with Agave
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • 1 can Bush’s Blackeye Peas drained
  • 6 ears fresh corn blanched and cut off the cob
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup diced cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup diced orange or red sweet peppers
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 4 Tbsp. basil chopped
  • 1-2 jalapeno seeded and finely chopped
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste


  • Whisk the rice vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper together; set aside.
  • Blanch the corn in hot boiling water for 1 minute; put directly into ice water. Cool and cut off the cob.
  • Mix the corn kernels and Bush’s Blackeye Peas along with remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Add the dressing. Season to taste.
  • Garnish and serve.

This post is sponsored by Bush’s Beans, but all opinions are my own.

21 comments on “The Beauty of Summer and Bush’s Blackeye Peas Fresh Corn Salad”

  1. We’ve been enjoying this recipe for years! I just made it again tonight and wanted to thank you for it. :)

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  6. What a wonderful way to get in more veggies. Love it!

  7. Hi Sandy,

    Is there another bean you would substitute? Not a huge fan of blackeye peas. Thanks.

  8. Gorgeous salad! bean salads are always on the top of my list but also watermelon ones :D xoxo Missed you last week!

  9. What a perfect summer salad and so …healthy!

  10. Ooo, I love these sort of chunky colorful salads! ..And that they keep for a few days. :)

  11. So fresh and light and summery, I love it!

  12. Thanks to you Sandy, it looks like I have a new favorite summer salad! It’s so colorful and yummy looking I can’t wait to try it. I’m sure by changing the type of beans you can make this so many different ways. This is so on the try list for this weekend.

  13. Can’t say I have a favorite. Whatever is placed in front of my face is my favorite! Your salad looks beautiful! I really liked Grilled Corn and Butter Bean Salad recipe that was in Southern Living this month. It was delicious! Was a perfect fit for our fried fish and home grown tomatoes! Wish I had that dinner in front of me right now!

  14. I’ll take a bowl and a bag of Scoops… :)

    Looks deeeeeelish!! Love those kiddos picking berries!

  15. Yum. I would eat this with chips any day. Perfect fresh summer salad!

  16. I need some more veggies in my life and this recipe looks delicious! I’m going to try it this weekend!!!

  17. I love summer salads like this..fresh and easy and always appealing!!

  18. This is perfect for impromptu summer parties. I love all of that freshness!

  19. That looks very yummy. I will have to try that; my husband loves salads like that. I make gaspacho salad.
    1 red onion, chopped
    1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
    1 cucumber, sliced and quartered
    1 red, yellow, and green bell pepper chopped
    Place all in a salad bowl and toss with zesty italian dressing
    Season with salt and pepper
    My family loves this and it’s a quick side dish. Great for small group time also.

  20. This salad looks so fresh and delicious, Sandy. It looks like the perfect summer salad! I love to make fresh corn salad in the summer. Lots of fresh blanched or grilled corn, cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs with a light vinaigrette. It’s always a huge hit at summer BBQ’s!

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