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.

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

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!

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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.

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 jalapeño, seeded and diced (optional)
  • 1 medium avocado, diced

Directions:

  1. Rinse and drain the black eyed peas in a colander.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the garlic, lime juice, oil, cumin, crushed red pepper, and salt and mix well.
  3. Add the black-eyed peas, corn, tomato, red onion, jalapeno if using and cilantro; mix well and refrigerate at least 20 minutes.
  4. When ready to eat, gently mix in the avocado and serve right away.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12 servings, Serving Size: 1/3 cup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 1
  • Points +: 3
  • Calories: 107 calories
  • Total Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 65mg
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Protein: 4.5g
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