In the South, black-eyed peas and turnip greens are traditional dishes served on New Year’s Day. The reason? Luck and money. Black-eyed peas are believed to bring you luck and turnip greens bring money. Whether or not this folklore is true, many gatherings on Jan. 1 will include one or both. Turnip greens are readily available this time of year and dried black-eyed peas can be picked up at the grocery store.
Here’s a recipe from Lisa Prince and Local Dish that incorporates black-eyed peas in tasty way. It would be perfect for that New Year’s Eve party or to serve the first day of 2018.
Combine all ingredients and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Serve dip with chips. If you like a spicier taste, add an additional jalapeno to the recipe.
Have a Happy New Year!