Saturday, January 1, 2011

Black-Eyed Pea Dip

Traditionally the first food to be eaten on New Year's Day for luck and prosperity, Black-Eyed Peas are tasty little legumes!   My way of serving them to the family is in this great tasting dip.   Happy New Year!

Blacked-Eyed Pea Dip
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 ear of corn, kernels cut from the cob
  • 1 can Trappy's Black-Eyed Peas, drained
  • 1 T cilantro, minced
  • 1 T cumin
  • 1 t chili powder
  • 1 T Sriracha hot chili sauce
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Blue corn tortilla's or your favorite chip
In a saute pan, add the olive oil and onions, cooking until transparent. 

Add the kernels of corn and continue to cook over medium low heat.

Add the drained black-eyed peas and cook until most of the moisture is gone.

Mix in the cilantro, cumin and chili powder and stir well.

Since Sriracha is hot, I recommend incorporating a bit at a time unless you have a heat resistant palette!
1 tablespoon is perfect for my family, but you can add more or less.

Salt and pepper to taste and remove from pan and place into serving bowl.

 Let cool to room temperature and serve with Blue Corn Tortilla chips or whatever you have on hand!


Torviewtoronto said...

delicious spicy dip

Kori said...

This sounds delicious...and like a fun, perfect way to ring in the new year! Cheers to 2011!!!

Kate @ said...

Tasty!! I may skip the addition of the hot sauce, though. :)

Lori Lynn said...

Sounds like a great dip. Wishing a happy new year with good luck and prosperity to you!
LL said...

Delicious! Perfect festive dip! - Megan

Becky said...

I've heard of the Black eyed pea New years tradition, but never tried it.
this dip has a variety of flavors and colors, especially with the corn. We'll have to try it next year!

Becky said...

I kike the combination of the flavors and colors of this dip, especially with the blue corn chips.

Kate @ said...

A lot of black-eyed pea recipes on the food blogs these past couple of days...yours I like the best! Sounds very tasty!

Unknown said...

Yum. If you've got Sriracha in there is has to be good! I adore that brand of hot sauce. This looks like a great alternative to the mashed up bean dips. Thanks for sharing.

Suchitra Vaidyaram said...

awesome dip- gotta try this one out!