Saturday, January 2

New Year's Texas Caviar

It's a well-established southern New Year's tradition, the consumption of black-eyed peas as a symbol of good luck and prosperity in the coming year.
I honor said tradition to...#1) To keep my southern ancestors from rolling over in their graves, while staying connected to my roots and...#2) Super Hunk has an almost unhealthy love of black-eyed peas and I have an almost unhealthy love of him.
This is a Texas spin on our favorite little bean...pea...whatever! They're not just for New Year's anymore! 

Texas Caviar
2 (15 oz.) cans black-eyed peas, drained & rinsed
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained & rinsed
2 cups whole kernel corn
1 orange bell pepper, diced
2 (4 oz.) cans green chiles, chopped
4 green onions, sliced thin
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup tomato, diced
1 tablespoon onion powder
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Juice of one lime
Salt & pepper to taste

Have you ever noticed the bean...pea...whatever bubble bath that results from rinsing? No? Just me?

In a large mixing bowl, combine first eight ingredients.

Next, add remaining ingredients to pea...bean...whatever mixture.

Mix and pour in your favorite bowl. Add a little oomp by garnishing with extra cilantro and tomatoes.
You can dive in with chips or...

Add a little pizazz to your delectable burger!
Either way, it's a recipe you'll want to enjoy all year.
Happy 2016, friends! I hope it's filled with all things delicious!
(The question of the year...Is it a pea? Is it a bean? Who really knows?!)

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