I am still in this appetizer groove and fortunately the New Year is just days away so I have yet another opportunity to share a new recipe!! Lucky you! Eating black-eyed peas on New Year's day is thought to bring prosperity, this is mainly a southern tradition and it turns out the south is also where the majority of this crop is grown. Our only tradition on New Year's Day is to eat appetizers all day and preferably appetizers that involve a minimum of effort to put together. This recipe fits the bill and is pretty high on the healthy scale too. I gussied these up a little for the occasion by using my daughter's pastry bag and decorative tip.
Black-Eyed Pea Spread
By Inspired by the Seasons
- 1 15 oz can black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed or 1 1/2 c cooked black-eyed peas
- 1/2 c packed fresh spinach leaves
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 T lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 green onions, white and light green parts chopped
Salt to taste
Reserve a few black-eyed peas for garnish. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth, adding additional olive oil if necessary. This spread can be served on crackers or used as a dip.