Want to get lucky?
In the South, eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day ensures good luck and prosperity for the year ahead. These peas are loaded with vitamins and minerals (potassium, iron, and zinc) plus have tons of fiber.
Black-Eyed Pea Salad
1 cup of dried black-eyed peas
1/2 medium green bell pepper, chopped (1/4 cup)
1 small yellow onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 avocado, pitted and cubed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Optional: I added 1 tablespoon tamari sauce (soy sauce) to mine today. This is optional but totally recommended.
(I used dried ones; I soaked the peas for 4 hours then cooked for 30 minutes until soft) Mix up all the ingredients in a large bowl. Serve and eat up.
Let me tell you…I can’t stop eating this salad! As I chewed each bite, I actually sighed, “Oh this is soooooo good!”
It’s light, healthy and extremely delicious. The salad can be eaten any time of the year as a light lunch or for a heartier side dish at dinner.
By: Lisa Consiglio Ryan, Health Coach