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Happy, Healthy New Year Black-Eyed Peas December 31, 2009

Happy, Healthy New Year Black-Eyed Peas

Jamie says:  Happy New Year!  I can’t believe 2009 is almost over.  It was a great year.  I just want to say thank you to everyone who has ever read our blog.  It’s so wonderful to have readers who enjoy following our food adventures.

For a lucky 2010, I decided to make a black-eyed pea recipe for our New Year’s Eve party tonight.  My family has never really been into the black-eyed peas for the new year tradition, but for some reason I embraced it this year.

Here’s the recipe I came up with: two 15.5 oz cans black-eyed peas (drained), 1 medium tomato (diced), 1/3 cup fresh cilantro (chopped), 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1/4 tsp sea salt, and a dash of pepper.  Chill in the refrigerator and serve alone or with corn chips.  I had a spoon or two already, and it’s wonderful.  The fresh cilantro is key; it adds a garden-fresh flavor.

Nutrition note:  Most people can use some more vegetables in their diet, and beans can be a good meat substitute, too.  1/2 cup of black-eyed peas has 4 g of fiber (17% Daily Value), 8 grams of protein, and 10% of the Daily Value of iron- all for 110 calories.

I wish you all a happy and healthy 2010!


2 Responses to “Happy, Healthy New Year Black-Eyed Peas”

  1. Joe Stolarz Says:

    We finished this fantastic looking dish yesterday and it was still tasty!

  2. Hello. Appreciate your site. I visit it regularly to see the latest stuff. Extremely useful post.

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