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.
(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)