By Kelly Bogard
Happy New Year! As we start 2016, I want to share a little health, wealth and happiness. Health—this week’s recipe is full of veggies to make your body strong. Wealth—it is said black-eyed peas are good luck and represent coins for a prosperous new year. And finally happiness—yummy food makes happy people!
I can’t remember a New Year’s Day that didn’t include my mother’s corned beef with fried cabbage and black-eyed peas. It’s a meal the entire family looks forward to each year. It’s also a meal that takes all day to prepare. Since I know you have a ton of resolutions to start writing, I thought I would share just a little piece of it.
The prep on this recipe is a snap, and within an hour you have a great side dish or dip to share with family and friends.
This is a great dip for parties with chips but can also be a wonderful side dish for your New Year’s day get together. We hope you all have a happy and prosperous 2016. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!
Recipe: Texas Caviar
Summary: Lucky start to the new year
- 2 cans black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
- 3 small Roma tomatoes
- 1 yellow bell pepper
- 1 jalapeno
- 1/2 bunch cilantro
- 1/2 medium red onion
- 1/2 C Italian dressing
- Wash and dry all of the vegetables.
- Dice the tomatoes, onion and cilantro.
- Set aside in a large bowl.
- Seed and dice the peppers using care when handling the jalapeno.
- Combine the pepper and beans with the vegetables already in the bowl mixing well.
- Pour the dressing over the vegetables and stir to make sure everything is well coated.
- Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Prep time (duration): 0 hour(s), 10 minutes
Number of servings (yield): 10-12