It is said that black eyed peas is lucky for you if taken at the start of the year and brings you wealth,luck and overall prosperity. I had tried my luck first time at the end of last year with my Hoppin John and to accelerate the Good Luck I decided to try my bookmarked salad from Food Network. This is Sunny Andersons Money Salad and I remember watching the episode which was a part of Christmas Celebrations in 2008. It was the first time I had seen black eyed peas in a salad and also heard it being "Lucky". The salad is so named as it is believed to bring in more money! :D Well, lets see what happens (psst.. keeping fingers crossed ).
Black Eyed Peas: 1 cup
Red Onion: finely chopped about 2-4 tbsp
Celery : 1 stalk chopped roughly 1/4 cup
Roasted Red pepper: 1 small chopped up
Cilantro: 2 -3 tbsp
Cumin Powder: 1/4 tsp
Hot Sauce: 1-2 tsp or as per taste
Fresh Grated Ginger: 1/2 -1 tsp
Salt and Pepper: as per taste
Presoak and cook black eyed peas. You can even use canned ones. Drain the water away from the cooked peas and toss with the remaining ingredients. Adjust the salt and seasoning and serve in salad bowls in lettuce cups or within wraps.
A filling and tasty salad and it goes straight to NCR: Black Eyed Peas at Lisa's. Hope you enjoy it too and yes make loads of .... health and wealth!