Happy New Year - Black-eyed Pea Salad

From   |  December 30, 2012
In Coffee and Convo, Kitchen Basics
Featured Recipe: Black-eyed Pea Salad

Black-eyed Pea Salad

You say peas, I think black-eyed. Is there any other kind? Not for this Southern gal. That’s especially true when eating peas makes all the difference for good luck in the New Year. Trouble is, I have a heck of a time convincing everybody else of the importance of these little spotted jewels.

For years I cooked a caldron of dried peas, just like my mother did and my grandmother did before her. Then I would spend the whole first week of the New Year eating peas every day to get rid of them.

So I came up with a Black-eyed Pea Salad to take care of the extras. This salad is hearty enough to make an entree for New Year’s lunch or serves as a suitable side dish.While everyone doesn't like a bowl full of peas like I do, just about everyone loves black eyed pea salad.

Comments

From Jana - January 02, 2011

I've never fixed a black-eyed pea dish for New Years...much to the chagrin of my properly Southern mother. In seach of good luck for 2011, I decided this recipe was worth a try. Don't know if my luck will change, but the salad was delicious!

From ultrasonic liposuction guide - January 03, 2011

I love this recipe. I made these yesterday and entered them in our annual “black-eyed pea-off”. Loved it!!

From Michelle - December 31, 2012

It's my families tradition is to eat your "Good Luck" soup from your Cheap Fast Good cookbook on New Years. We love it!

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