Black eyed peas are said to bring you luck. Which is why a lot of people make them for New Year’s Eve Celebrations. I like to be lucky all year long. So, here is a wonderful easy dip that I make a lot. Years ago my sister in law Dee made this dip and I absolutely loved it. She let me borrow the cookbook in which she found the recipe. Confession: I still have the cookbook. I never gave to back to her. I am unsure if she even knows I have it….Hi, Dee! 😉 Now she knows!
I did change a few things from the original recipe (I know, what a shocker!) simply because I make it so much I had to add my own twist.
The original recipe is from a cookbook called: Party Receipts from the Charleston Junior League (see above picture). I love this cookbook. (please read: I don’t want to give it back!)
2 cans black eyed peas, rinsed and well drained. (I have also used 1 can black beans and 1 can black eyed peas, very good)
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/3 cup canola oil (I sometime use safflower oil)
1/2 onion finely diced
1 jalapeno finely diced (optional)
2 large garlic cloves finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon sugar
2-3 splashes hot sauce (I love Louisiane)
In a large bowl, combine everything. Pretty simple right? Now for the difficult part. This dip needs to marinate at least 4 hours. Believe me, taste it when you are done combining everything and then taste it again after 4 hours and you will be amazed. The dip can marinate up to 24 hours! I usually stir it up every now and then.
When ready to serve, taste and adjust seasoning. Serve with tortillas chips.
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Recipe is also on Coupon Cookin’: Tasty Traditions