Saturday, December 31, 2011

Lucky Black Eyed Peas



My mother and grandmother were southern cooks--I know, I'm lucky that way!  As such, black-eyed peas were a must on New Year's Day--I think for luck, but I'm not absolutely sure.  Southern women reading this blog, please tell me if I am wrong.

So, of course, I am going to make something with black-eyed peas to take over to my sister's New Year's Eve and I am happy to say, it is relatively healthy--in moderation, of course and with baked chips (just load them up enough not to taste their lack of taste!)

This recipe came from a bunco friend, Susan Klaassen, and is a staple in this household anytime.



Missouri Caviar
(sometimes called Texas, Mississippi, etc.)

3 can of black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
1 bunch of green onions, chopped
1 red pepper chopped
1 cup of cilantro, chopped
1-1/2 teaspoons of minced garlic
*1-8 ounce jar of your favorite Italian dressing
**1/4 cup of jalapenos, chopped

Mix everything together and serve as a dip with your favorite chips OR use as a topping on a bed of greens for a lovely salad!

*(I used Wishbone Zesty Italian)
**I use jalapenos in a jar

If you're looking for something a bit more festive, check out the recipe for Champagne Punch over at the blog Between Naps on the Porch.  I thought it looked yummy!  And she has a wonderful blog with lots of other fun stuff too.

Happy 2012!
Robin

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5 comments:

  1. I love black eyed peas and these look delish! Thinks for the recipe...a new twist on an old favorite. :) Happy New Year, Robin!

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  2. Wow, that's looks delicious. Unfortunately I just have to look at beans and I blow up. But hey, it's jut one time a year.

    Happy New Years!

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  3. Greetings from Texas!!

    You're absolutely correct!! You eat black eyed peas on New Years Day so you'll have good luck throughout the year. For those who love them (as I do!!!) it's a treat. For the poor souls who are not fond of them (my children say they taste like dirt!!) it's still a requirement that they eat at least one spoonful :) Your recipe looks great and I'm going to try it.

    Happy New Year!

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  4. I'm definitely going to try this recipe, it's just the sort of thing I like.
    Have a very Happy New Year.

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  5. I grew up - here in NC - with the traditional meal of black-eyed peas, greens, and cornbread on New Year's Day. And, yes, I was always told it was for good luck in the coming year. ;)

    Thanks for being a special part of Time Travel Thursday last year. I hope you'll continue to join the fun in 2012!

    Happy New Year!
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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