Reprinted from The Blood Type Diet Website (

Texas Black-Eyed Pea Salad


Cold bean salad. This is a recipe I received from Better Homes & Gardens. Perfect for Type O. [Omit the tomatoes, and the dish becomes okay for type A secretors, as well.]

  • 1 Tablespoon [olive] oil
  • 2 yellow summer squash, thinly sliced crosswise (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded, and chopped (about 2 Tablespoons) [or substitute 1 teaspoon freshly grated horseradish]
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed, crushed
  • 1 16 ounce can black-eyed peas, rinsed & drained
  • 1 green onion, sliced (2 Tablespoons) [or 1 scallion]
  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into thin wedges [omit for Type A secretors]
How to make it:
  1. In a medium skillet heat oil, cook squash, peppers, garlic & cumin uncovered, for 8 min or until squash is tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Combine squash mixture with peas, green onion, cilantro and salt.
  4. Cover and chill up to 24 hours.
  5. Toss tomato wedges with pea and squash mixture just before serving.


  6. To get more beneficial foods in the recipe, or if you don't like jalapenos, you could substitute 1 teaspoon, or to taste, grated horseradish for the jalapenos. Also, I would add some kale to this.
  7. Makes 4 side-dish servings.