Friday, January 01, 2016

Blackeyed pea salad

This was our lucky blackeyed peas for New Year's day, but I think that it would be could any time.

2 cans Bush seasoned blackeyed peas, drained and rinsed
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 rib celery, chopped fine
1 Roma tomato, chopped (you could use a chopped, red bell pepper instead)
1 banana pepper, chopped
1/2 tsp smoked paprika

2-3 slices bacon, fried and crumbled

For dressing
Bacon grease
1 fat garlic clove, minced fine
1 heaping tsp dijon mustard
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp salt 
Black pepper 
Juice of half a lime

Mix together first 6 ingredients. Fry bacon and remove to paper towels and crumble. 
Add garlic to the skillet with bacon grease. Add dijon, sugar, vinegar, and season with salt and pepper.
Add to the salad and add the lime juice. Add salt and pepper to taste.  Add bacon just before serving.

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