Cook the black eyed peas and keep them aside. You can use canned black eyed peas as well to make this salad. If using canned peas, drain, wash and keep them aside.
Finely chop onion, tomatoes, cucumber, coriander leaves and keep them aside.
Cook the potatoes and keep them aside. (If using)
Take a mixing bowl. Add olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper powder to the bowl and mix it well.
To this salad dressing mixture, add chopped onions, tomatoes, cucumber, potato cubes. Mix it well so that salad dressing is coated well with the veggies.
Now add boiled black-eyed peas, chopped cilantro leaves, and sunflower seeds.
Mix everything well and serve the black eyed peas salad immediately.