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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 169.4
  • Total Fat: 7.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 311.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.1 g
  • Protein: 7.4 g

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New Year's Day Good Luck Salad

Submitted by: BIGDOGMOM3

Introduction

I adapted a recipe I seen on The Food Network to combine two foods that are thought to bring good luck when eaten on New Year's Day to make this salad. Italians believe Lentils bring prosperity in the New Year, and in the South people believe Blackeyed Peas do the same thing. This is really good and easy to make. I adapted a recipe I seen on The Food Network to combine two foods that are thought to bring good luck when eaten on New Year's Day to make this salad. Italians believe Lentils bring prosperity in the New Year, and in the South people believe Blackeyed Peas do the same thing. This is really good and easy to make.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 can (15oz) Blackeye Peas, drained and rinsed
    1 1/2 cups Lentils, cooked
    1/4 cup sweet onion, chopped
    1 stalk celery,chopped
    2 roasted red peppers, finely chopped
    3 Tbls Lime Juice
    1 Tbls hot sauce
    1/4 cup cilantro, leaves only chopped
    3 Tbls. canola oil
    2 tsp grated ginger root
    1 tsp ground cumin
    salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Directions

If you can find canned lentils, you can use those, drain and rinse them. If you can't (which I could not) cook approx. 1 cup of dried lentils in at least 2-3 cups of water, approx 20 minutes until tender, but still retain their shape. Drain and let the cooked lentils cool. Drain and rinse the blackeyed peas. In a large bowl combine all ingredients and season to taste with salt and pepper. To make things easier I used the jarred roasted red peppers and rinsed them and blotted them dry, but you can roast your own peppers also. Toss together and serve. Each serving is 3/4 cup.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BIGDOGMOM3.






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