Thursday, September 22, 2011

Super Easy, Super Yummy Black Eyed Pea Salsa

It's that time of year - football season and that means tailgating or just watching the big game on tv with friends.   I know some people get really fancy with their tailgating food and some get just really "out there"...... I once saw a whole roasted pig at a game!!  I like appetizers and finger foods though - simple and easy to handle while visiting with friends.  One of my favorites is Black Eyed Pea Salsa.  It is so delicious and easy to make!!  I  made some last weekend and I wanted to share the recipe with you. 

Black Eyed Pea Salsa*

1 can black-eyed peas, washed and drained
1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chiles
1 chopped Jalapeno or Serrano
I cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
2 plum tomatoes peeled and chopped (I used 4 Roma tomatoes)
1/3 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Seasoned salt
black pepper to taste
cayenne pepper to taste ( I like it spicy so I added quite a bit.)

Mix all ingredients and place in the refrigerator at least one hour prior to serving.  Stir occasionally.  Serve with Fritos Scoops. 

I always gather all of the ingredients before I begin cooking.

Rinse the black-eyed peas and drain in a collander.

Stir together and place in the refrigerator.

I have served this at many family gatherings and a few holiday parties.  It is always a hit!  It would also be  great addition to a New Year's Day party :-)


*  Original recipe found on-line several years ago. 

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  1. I have had this before and it's really good. Perfect tailgating food!


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