There is nothing like tradition to start off the new year, especially when that tradition is to bring good luck. Black-eyed peas are thought to bring prosperity to the new year and with something this tasty, who am I to break tradition?
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp chopped fresh oregano
4 cups peeled & diced cucumbers
1 14oz can black-eyed peas (rinsed)
2/3 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup slivered red onion
2 tbsp chopped black olives
ground pepper to taste
Directions: Whisk oil, lemon juice, oregano and pepper in a large bowl, until combined. Add cucumber, black-eyed peas, bell pepper, feta, onion and olives; toss to coat. Serve at room temperature or chilled.