Avocado and Black-Eyed Pea Salsa

August 26, 2020 by No Comments

The tradition of eating black-eyed peas for the New Year holiday started hundreds of years ago. It is prevalent in the south-eastern portion of the United State population. It is thought to bring luck or prosperity to those who eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day. It’s said that the best way to get luck throughout the year is to eat 365 black-eyed peas after midnight on New Year’s Eve or on New Year’s Day; one for each day of the year. This recipe is a new and delicious way to bring this tradition into the holiday in a fresh dish that can be added to the New Year’s celebrations.


  • Two firm, ripe diced avocados
  • A half cup of chopped green onion
  • A half cup of chopped cilantro
  • One cup of chopped plum tomatoes
  • One 11-ounce can of drained sweet corn
  • One 15-ounce can of black-eyed peas


  1. After dicing and chopping the avocados, onions, cilantro and tomatoes, the corn can be opened and drained. Before tossing together, remove the excess water from the black-eyed peas and rinse them to remove the salt. Combine the salsa ingredients. It is a good idea to make sure the ingredients are thoroughly but lightly tossed together.
  2. After combining the salsa ingredients, use a separate bowl to merge the liquid ingredients and whisk them into a mixture that can be poured over the salsa.
  3. Toss the dressing with the salsa, then salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Let the salsa marinate in the refrigerator for one hour before serving to meld the flavors.
  5. This New Year’s recipe makes 12 servings and takes 20 minutes of preparation time.
  6. The total time to make this recipe is one hour and twenty minutes.
  7. Each serving has 134 calories. The salsa has 3 grams of protein. It is extremely easy to make.
  8. After dicing and chopping, the mixture needs to be tossed then can be set aside while other dishes are being prepared.