Recipe: Black-eyed pea salsa

Here is a great salsa recipe that you can make with your kids that fosters fun and creativity in the kitchen.  Make it as a side dish with dinner -- or ask your kids to make it for a snack during an afternoon play date. Enjoy!


To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Take 12 white or yellow corn tortillas and brush both sides with 1/4 C
vegetable oil.

Cut the tortillas like a pizza or into strips. Spread in a single layer on 2
cookie sheets and sprinkle with salt.

Place in the oven and bake 12-15 minutes, until crisp, rotating the pan
once during the cooking. Remove from oven and allow to cool while you
prepare the salsa.

To make the salsa mix:
• 3 (15-ounce) cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
• 1/4 cup chopped red onion
• 3 tablespoons chopped green bell pepper
• 3 tablespoons chopped red bell pepper
• 3 tablespoons chopped yellow bell pepper
• 1/2 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
• 1/4 cup chopped parsley
• 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
• 1/4 cup olive oil
• 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Mix the ingredients and add salt & pepper to taste.

Photo Credits: Black Eye peas by MzScarlett's photostream via Flickr

Angie E. Mielke, Ph.D.Clinical Psychologist

I am a clinical psychologist with advanced, post-doctoral training specializing in perinatal, infant, and early childhood mental health, I provide clinical services within the context of the parent-child relationship supporting the transition to...

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