A Healthy, High Fiber Party Dip.
Happy New Year! The Foods of the Month in January are dried beans and peas and cruciferous vegetables. Black-eyed peas are dried beans and peas. Furthermore, they are an excellent source of protein. Use them in lots of dishes, since they are packed with nutrients.
Celebrate the beginning of 2017 and serve this healthy dip at your next gathering. Alternatively, make a batch and eat it for lunch with a fork for a quick, nutritious bite to eat. This Black-eyed Pea Dip is really like a salad since it is full of vegetables and nutrition.
Budget-Friendly Shopping Tips.
This Black-eyed Pea Dip is also budget friendly because you are using mostly canned vegetables, which are known to be cheaper than fresh vegetables. Frozen vegetables can be a healthier choice than canned because the high sodium content is high in some canned vegetables. So, if you do pick canned, be sure to choose the low-sodium versions when grocery shopping for this recipe.
In addition to the canned vegetable section, check the frozen vegetable aisle for black-eyed peas. Legumes are often times located in the frozen section of the supermarket as well. This is a helpful tip in case you are in need of ingredients that you cannot find in the canned aisle.
10 minPrep Time
10 minTotal Time
- 2 15 oz. cans black-eyed peas, drained
- 1 15 oz. can whole kernel corn, drained
- 1 10 oz. can diced tomatoes and green chiles
- 2 cups red bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 cup jalapeno peppers, chopped (optional)
- 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
- 1 8 oz. bottle organic Italian dressing
- 1 4 oz. jar chopped pimentos, drained
- Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix together using a spatula.
- Transfer the bowl to the refrigerator and let the flavors combine for at least 4 hours.
- Serve with whole grain pita chips.