Happy 2012! Nothing goes with a new year like fresh food. If you are familiar with New Year’s food traditions, black-eyed peas are one of those we follow every year. While I usually like my Southern version, my husband helped come up with this spicy dish from a recipe we modified from Sunset magazine. I served it with tortilla chips for our New Year’s Eve / Auburn game get together. It took me 20 minutes to get it ready to serve so it’s a great if you need something in a pinch. It obviously served as good luck since Auburn won the game!
2 cans black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
1 & 1/2 cucumbers, peeled & diced
3 Roma tomatoes, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1 small jalapeno pepper, diced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 lime, juiced
Garlic salt &/or kosher salt to taste
Once you drain & rinse your beans, combine them with chopped vegetables and cilantro. Add lime juice and salt to taste. Toss and serve.