Black-Eyed and Green Peas Pasta Salad

 
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I find that as I’ve gotten older I’ve come to love some traditions; they’re grounding, and sometimes comforting and nostalgic in a good way.
Eating black-eyed peas for prosperity on New Year’s Day is a tradition we borrowed just because we love black-eyed peas and would undoubtedly use any excuse to have them at our dinner table.

We had a jar of black-eyed beans sitting in the fridge from a few days before, so on New Year’s Day when we woke up in the afternoon, we set out to make this black-eyed and green peas pasta salad.
The salad was a recreation from summer when the sun lasted forever and corn was abundant – we used frozen corn this time.

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Sweet little green peas bursting with flavour, and ‘lucky’ black-eyed peas are the stars in this simple yet delightful salad.
It’s one of those ridiculously easy salads where you can throw in your favourites or use up stuff from your fridge and or pantry.
Our pantry is full of several tricolour/vegetable pastas; I like to use them in colourful pasta salads like this, they’re fun and cheery – especially during these dark gloomy days.

Another thing I like about this salad is there are always leftovers; lunch for the next few days!
And when it’s all tossed in and ready, I top mine with a bit of nuts or fried onions for crunch. Yum!

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Posted January 4th, 2013 in Food. Tagged: , , , .

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