I've never really made any "lucky" food for new year's before, but this year I decided to try some black-eyed peas (poor little fellas - it sounds like they got beaten up :( . I wasn't sure if they would turn out if I tried to cook dried peas (then they probably really would be beaten up ;), so I was super lazy and bought canned ones. Perhaps some day I'll give the dried version a go, but not this year........
Lucky Black-eyed Pea Salad
2 cans black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
1 large tomato, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
1/2 packed cup cilantro, coarsely chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 heaping teaspoon ground cumin
Sea salt/freshly ground black pepper, to taste (I didn't need to add any salt)
1/2 lemon, juiced
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon agave nectar
Simply combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Allow to sit for as long as possible before serving in order to allow for the flavors to combine.
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The daily question: Do you have any New Year's plans?
My mom and I are making tamales tonight, and we're going to church tomorrow. But, other than that, we have nothing planned. I hope this New Year will find everyone doing well and enjoying lots of yummy foods!