Friday, January 2, 2015

Blackeyed Pea Salsa

How many of you grew up eating blackeyed peas every New Year's Day for good luck?  I think it must be a Southern tradition, because I mentioned it to my neighbor, and she'd never heard of such a thing. 
Well, wherever the tradition came from, (I searched the tradition on Google, and didn't find a certain origin), I am continuing it with my family. 

This year, instead of traditional blackeyed peas with bacon over cornbread (as it is usually served in the South), I made Blackeyed Pea Salsa. Super delicious, easy, and very healthy! Perfect for your New Year's health resolutions!

I pulled a bowl of it together in about 15 minutes. We devoured it during the afternoon football games! Lots of good fortune for us this year....though apparently our favorite football team didn't eat their blackeyed peas before the game. :(

Here's the recipe:

Blackeyed Pea Salsa

1 (15.5oz) can blackeyed peas, drained and rinsed
1 (15.5oz) can corn, drained
5 Roma tomatoes, chopped small
1/3 cup red onion, chopped small (about 1/4 whole onion)
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped small
1/3 cup finely chopped cilantro
Juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cumin

Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl. Let sit about 30 minutes before serving. Store covered in refrigerator. 
Serve with tortilla chips, tacos, fajitas, or just a spoon. :)


  1. This is a wonderful recipe. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Let's Get Real Link Party.

  2. We LOVE salsas like this! Looks so good! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  3. I love how fresh and colorful this salsa looks! I definitely want to try it soon. Thanks for sharing this recipe with Hump Day Happenings.

  4. I love homemade salsa. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us at Merry Monday!

  5. I am really, really craving salsa today and this just made my craving worse! Definitely trying this soon. And thanks for linking up at On Display Thursday--we hope to see you back there tomorrow morning!

  6. Oh I love trying new salsa recipes! It's a thing in our house so I am definitely going to be pinning this recipe! Thanks for sharing this at Totally Terrific Tuesday last week! I can't wait to see what you have this week.