Thursday, January 19, 2012

Money Salad

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 ).

Ingredients:
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

Preparation:
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 simple and easy salad. It taste better as it sits. I tasted it just after tossing everything together and then I felt that ginger was not that effective in it. After it sat for an hour or so when I tasted it again, voila, the effect or zing of ginger was there and all the ingredients were in perfect harmony.

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!

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