Mondays are very busy for me, I attend Ladies Bible Class and usually take Mom shopping and then I play Scrabble with her. 🙂
I am considering posting some of my favorite recipes on Monday, just to take some pressure off of myself. I love to cook and have been collecting cookbooks for about 40 years. I have over two hundred cookbooks and hundreds of loose recipes. Hope you don’t mind. Please let me know if you do. Bon Appétit!!
Black-Eyed Pea Salad
2 cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1 cucumber – finely chopped (I use English Cucumbers)
2 large tomato’s – chopped
1 red onion – chopped
2 serrano peppers, minced (or more if you like it hotter)
1 small bunch of cilantro – chopped
2 T. fresh lemon juice
Salt and Pepper to taste
Let the black-eyed peas drain for about 20 minutes after rinsing.
Mix chopped vegetables with black-eyed peas; add the juice of two lemons.
Refrigerate Salad overnight. Delicious
May be doubled or tripled for large crowds.
I usually double the ingredients for 8 servings
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 medium cucumber, chopped
1 medium bell pepper, coarsely chopped (I sometimes omit this)
1 small red onion, coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup Seven Seas Red Wine Vinegar & Oil Salad Dressing (to coat salad)
Mix the following ingredients into the salad dressing:
1 ½ teaspoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon chili powder
3/4 teaspoon snipped fresh basil (I sometimes omit this)
In a mixing bowl combine tomatoes, cucumber, green pepper, onion and cilantro.
For dressing, in a screw-top jar Seven Seas Dressing, sugar, garlic, cumin, mustard, chili powder and basil. Cover and shake well. Pour over vegetable mixture, toss lightly to coat. Cover and chill for 2 or 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a salad bow. Garnish with avocado slices.
Both salads are very good. My favorite is the Gazpacho if I can find all fresh ingredients. Larry LOVES it too.
Sorry for all the spacing…it wasn’t like that when I pasted it into my post and no matter what I tried I couldn’t get rid of it. grrrrrrr!