Favorite Snack High in Fiber
This simple black eyed peas recipe was shared with me by my sons Godmother and it’s a true family favorite. It’s a great protein salad but snack high in fiber. I make it as a healthy salsa recipe year round, but black eyed peas are considered one of those foods that bring good luck, so New Year’s is a perfect time to try the recipe out!
Healthy Salsa Recipe
New Year. Old Traditions. Growing up my Mom made us eat Black Eyed Peas on New Years Day – one for every year we were old, plus one for luck. I hated every bite. They were bland, I had to eat them straight from the can (oh, the torture) and I found black eyed peas to have terrible flavor and they gave me mush mouth. This Black Eyed Pea Salad Recipe saved me from that disgusting tradition.
I can’t explain the amount of dread I had for this tradition. Why I carried it on to my own family after hating every second of it is beyond me, but I guess old habits die hard.
Do you think black eyed peas taste horrible? This Black Eyed Pea Salad Recipe may change your mind!
I make this for BBQ’s and even people who normally don’t like the dreaded BEP say they like it (are they being nice? Maybe. I have nice friends.) My boys actually ask me to make it once a week for an after school snack!
Simple Black Eyed Pea Salad
- 1/2 tsp Fine Sea Salt
- 1 clove Garlic (minced)
- 1/4 cup Rice Wine Vinegar
- 2 tbsp Roasted Garlic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (such as Consorzio)
- 1 tsp Ground Cumin
- 1/2 cups Onion (finely chopped)
- 3 cups Chopped Peeled Tomato (about 2 large)
- 2 tbsp Fresh Cilantro (finely chopped)
- 1 15 oz can Black-Eyed Peas (rinsed and drained)
- 1 Jalapeño Pepper (seeded and minced)
- 1 6 oz bag Baked Pita Chips (such as Stacy's)
- Combine salt and garlic in a medium bowl; mash with a fork until a paste consistency
- Add vinegar, oil, and cumin, stirring with a whisk
- Add tomato and next 4 ingredients (through pepper); toss well
- Serve with pita chips. Voila!