Good Luck Salsa

I like making this Good Luck Salsa for New Year’s neighbor gifts. Sometimes it makes it to my neighbors. Sometimes we devour it first. We’ll see what happens this time. I’ve seen similar recipes called Dixie Caviar or Texas Caviar, but I prefer to mention the luck the black-eyed peas will bring for the new year.

Salsa Good Luck Salsa

  • 2 cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can yellow hominy, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes, fire-roasted or garlic and onion
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 can green chilis (or a small jalapeno, minced)
  • 1 cup fat-free Italian salad dressing
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped

In a large bowl, stir everything together. Chill and let the flavors meld for a day or two. This keeps in the frig for up to a week.

Click here for the printable recipe

To gift it, put in jars and embellish as desired. I put the ingredients on the back of the tag, along with instructions to keep it refrigerated.

I downloaded the free subway art from Custom Printables last year, but they don’t have a new one for 2013. Eighteen25 does, however, and it doesn’t have a year at all, so no worries about next year!  You can download it and resize it to serve as a tag.

Download from eighteen25

This is a fun and savory way to get your black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day, if you’re not a fan of Hoppin’ John or other standard ways to prep them. Of course, you’ll still need your collard greens for wealth, but at least you’ll be lucky, so there’s that.

{I published this post last New Year’s Eve, but I love this salsa so much I’m doing it again! Plus, when this posts, we will have just returned from Disneyworld, so I’m writing this weeks ago…it’s like I’m a time-traveler!}

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