Dec 30, 2013

Black eyed Pea Dip



Ring in the New Year with this quick and easy black-eyed pea dip!



For those of you who believe eating black eyed peas in the New Year will bring you luck (and we can certainly all use a little more luck) this healthy bean salad is for you! Whether you eat this as a salad or serve it as a dip with some baked chips, the zesty flavors in this salad is sure to turn you into a fan of black-eyed peas.

I tested this out on my friends this weekend and it got a thumbs up from everyone. The earthy taste of the beans are balanced with sweet corn, avocado, lime juice, garlic and cilantro to brighten them up. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!



Black Eyed Pea Dip
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 12 • Size: 1/3 cup • Old Points: 3 • Weight Watcher Points+: 3 pt 
Calories: 107 • Fat: 4 g • Carb: 15 g • Fiber: 4 g • Protein: 4.5 g • Sugar: 1 g
Sodium: 65 mg • Cholest: 0 mg

Ingredients:

  • 15 oz canned no salt black eye peas  (Eden)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed or minced
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice (from about  1 1/2 limes)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup cooked corn, fresh or frozen, thawed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeƱo, seeded and diced (optional)
  • 1 medium avocado, diced

Directions:

Rinse and drain the black eyed peas in a colander.


In a large bowl, combine the garlic, lime juice, oil, cumin, crushed red pepper, and salt and mix well.

Add the black-eyed peas, corn, tomato, red onion, jalapeno if using and cilantro; mix well and refrigerate at least 20 minutes. When ready to eat, gently mix in the avocado and serve right away.

36 comments :

  1. What a great idea! Looks delicious!

    I am hoping to reach my goal of losing a total of 100 lbs. in 2014.

    If black eyed peas are lucky, I'll try it. I'm about 40 lbs. into my weight loss journey and I can certainly use all the luck I can get! :)

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    1. Good luck Kay, sending you good vibes thru the world wide web :) kj

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    2. Wishing you all the best and congratulations on your current success! 40 lbs is a lot to be proud of - way to go! You can do it!

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  2. I am making this for tomorrow evening! Thank you for all your wonderful recipes. You are helping me on my weight loss journey. Happy New Year!!

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  3. Can't wait for your cookbook! Have you thought about doing an online weekly meal plan..? I would totally sign up for that! Just a thought

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    1. I would too Tammy...great idea!!!

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    2. Oh that would be wonderful!!! sign me up!

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  4. Is this also known as texas caviar?

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    1. Yes, but there are many variations. You can put just about anything you want in this and it still tastes great!

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    2. It's also known as Mississippi caviar.

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    3. I know there are many versions of this dish, so call it as you wish :) This is my more Latin inspired version since I love cilantro and lime

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  5. I, too, LOVE that idea!

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  6. Caviar recipes usually have cider vinegar and sugars.
    And while similar, I've never seen avocado either.

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  7. I love black eye peas so this recipe looks positively delicious!

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  8. I can't wait to try this! Looks fabulous!

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  9. I'm getting the stuff I don't already have at the store tomorrow to make this! It is still lucky if it's on New Years Day, right? ;)
    I haven't made anything off of your site that I don't enjoy Gina! Wishing you and your family and healthy and happy New Year!

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  10. this reminds me of a recipe called Cowboy Caviar :)

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  11. I took this dip tonight and it was a huge success...I had several requests for the recipe!

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  12. I am not a fan of black-eyed peas but thought I would give this a try for the holiday. I made this last night and absolutely loved it! Thank you for posting!

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  13. Well, you HAVE to have black eyed peas for the new year and this sounds like the perfect light recipe. :)

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  14. Love this recipe. I've made it several times and it is always a hit! Great for summer bar-b-queues. For New Year's Day we have the black eyed peas for luck and cabbage for prosperity, but this year, we are adding the cabbage in the form of slaw on top of delicious pulled pork sandwiches - and tomorrow we return to sensible eating. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! (do you have a low sugar cole slaw dressing recipe?)

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  15. This is such a wonderful recipe that is packed with protein! I will try this today :D

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  16. I made this for my New Years Eve party and it was a huge hit with both kids and adults!

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  17. Had this at a friend's house on New Year's Eve and it was delicious!

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  18. I saw this recipe last night and thought instead of plain blackeyed peas I would try it with dinner...not fond of cold food...this was amazing!! My family loved it and we had no left overs. I will definitely be making it again!! This is a keeper!!

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  19. Looks wonderful!! what an idea......

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  20. One of the healthiest recipe, which i love the most...

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  21. Ciao Gina Auguri e Buon Anno on this Epiphany here in Praiano Italy. Just wanted you to know that I was just making beds with the usual BBC on the TV and "Click" (a feature that showcases websites of interest) and I grabbed a pen (I have found out many, many new and interesting bits here). Directly following 'Great British Chefs' came 'SKINNYTASTE'...this is awesome ! Arrivederci from Praiano on Italy's Perfect Amalfi Coast...Barbara McKee

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  22. Cumin seed or powdered cumin? Looking forward to trying this.

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    1. I'm thinking ground cumin.

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  23. Gina! I made this recipe for New Year's Eve! Everyone loved it...and no one complained about eating their black eyed peas for good luck in the new year...even the kids! ;)

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  24. Would it alter the taste completely if I left out the avocado? I'm allergic to them and have found that in some recipes leaving them out actually makes whatever it was I made kind of gross.

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