Do you eat lucky foods on New Year's day? We usually do the traditional cabbage and black eyed peas with some corned beef, but this year I just wasn't feeling putting forth the effort of preparing a big meal. I still wanted to have black eyed peas though (don't want to tempt the luck gods and wind up completely unlucky this year!) so I decided to make this hummus recipe that I found on Golden Blossom Honey earlier this year. What initially drew me to this recipe was that it called for black eyed peas instead of chickpeas, which I have always used when I make my own hummus. I was curious how the two would compare.
I didn't notice too much of a flavor difference, but since I usually use dried chickpeas, this was much quicker to toss together. I topped my humus with a sprinkling of red pepper, but you could use paprika if you prefer.
Ingredients3 garlic cloves, peeled
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup tahini (found in international section of grocery store)
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 tablespoon RAW GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 (15.8 ounce) cans black eyed peas, drained
Serve with pita chips or your favorite veggies
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I needed pita chips to complete this recipe, but just could not find any in the store. What aisle do you find these in!? After combing the entire store, I decided that I'd just get the ingredients to make my own. I whipped out my cell phone to search what I needed, only to have a "duh" moment when I found that pita chips are just pita bread toasted. How did people find recipes while grocery shopping before smart phones were invented? Isn't technology wonderful? So, if you are like me, just snatch up some pita bread, cut each round into pizza shaped wedges, then toast for about 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven. They'll still be a bit soft out of the oven, but once cooled, they'll be nice and crispy. You could also brush the tops with olive oil and sprinkle on some sea salt or herbs for a Mediterranean flare.
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What are some of your traditional New Year's food staples?