Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Year's Eve Cold Black Eyed Peas

I don't know if it's a Texas tradition or do other states eat Black Eyed Peas on the first day of the new year? We love Black Eyed Peas in Texas, anytime of the year. I think we just have a passion for food here.
There are so many recipes for Black Eyed Peas from simple and plain to decadent. We eat a lot of Texas Caviar that's made with Black Eyed Peas. There are so many recipes that add Ham Hocks or Bacon to Black Eyed Peas. This is a Vegetarian Version that's served cold, as a side salad.
This recipe is made with a dressing and very tasty.

Cold Black Eyed Peas

2 C shelled black eyed peas
1 C vegetable oil
1/3 C red wine vinegar
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 TBS minced parsley
1 small red onion, thinly sliced

Saucepan, over medium heat:
Cover peas with water
Bring to a boil
Simmer for about 30 - 40 minutes, or until tender yet firm.

Make the dressing:

In a bowl, whisk together:
oil
vinegar
garlic
salt
pepper
parsley
Mix well

Drain the peas
Toss in the onion slices
Add dressing
Cover and refrigerate at least 24 hours, or up to 2 weeks.

Enjoy!
Peace in the Kitchen!

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