Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Start the New Year with a dish of good luck!

A staple in the Southern diet for over 300 years, black-eyed peas have long been associated with good luck. A dish of peas is a New Year's tradition in most areas of the South, thought to bring luck and prosperity for the new year.

I love this yummy Salsa, and contrary to the name, there are no fish eggs in it...YUCK!

Southern Caviar
(A yummy Good Luck Salsa for New years Day)

1 (15 ounce) can black-eyed peas
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 or 3 finely chopped jalapeno peppers

1/2 bunch cilantro chopped
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
1/2 cup Italian-style salad dressing

fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

In a medium bowl, combine black-eyed peas, black beans, corn, onion, green bell pepper, jalapeno peppers, cilantro and tomatoes. Season with Italian dressing, juice from 1 lemon, and garlic salt; mix well. Cover, and refrigerate several hours to blend flavors.

Serve w/ tortilla chips!

The artists of TDIPT wish you a healthy, happy & prosperous 2009!


  1. Patty...that looks and sounds DELICIOUS! I'm definitely gonna have to try that..
    Thanks for sharing that with us


  2. Since Hubby is from ARK and since my dear MIL served black eye peas regularly and since we Love Hot spicey food...I will be adding this to our New Years tradition too.

    Thanks a bunch Patty it sounds and I am sure it is DELISH.

    Barb & hubby Chuck says thanks too.

  3. I gotta have me some of that! Thanks Patty ! YUM YUM!

  4. oh girl... does that EVER look good!
    I'm copying this recipe down :)

  5. Thanks for the recipe, Patty. I made it yesterday and everybody loved it. ~Deb

  6. LOVED this recipe!! Just made it tonight. MMmmm good!!


  7. This made me hungry just reading the recipe, Patty! And your photo is beautiful.

  8. thanks girls, so glad you liked it! I ate plenty on NYDay, so I'm just waiting now to hit the lottery. :)

    thank you're so sweet!


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