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Zesty Black-Eyed Pea Salsa

"Whenever there's a family gathering, my sister-in-law brings this zesty bean dip, and it's a big hit," report Pamela Smith of Flushing, New York. "Since it keeps well in the refrigerator, it's great to have on hand for unexpected guests."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (7 ounces) white or shoepeg corn, drained
  • 1-1/3 cups mild salsa
  • 1 cup medium salsa
  • 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Tortilla chips

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first 12 ingredients. Serve with tortilla chips.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 49 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 298mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch.

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  • msalicia
    Jun 8, 2013

    This was a hit, as it was delicious! omitted the green onions (as the salsa was seasoned well) and green pepper; and everybody was asking for the recipe.

  • windsong77077
    Dec 14, 2010

    Excellent. I also added med. salsa in place of the mild salsa and jalapeno. Increased cumin to 1 1/2 teaspoons. Chilled well and served with the chips that are like little cups. Not one speck left Have used shoepeg and regular yellow corn. No taste difference.

  • joedebfry
    Apr 16, 2010

    I've made this salsa repeatedly. Everyone loves it! Instead of mild salsa, medium salsa and jalapeno, I use all medium salsa, but that's just a spice preference. I'll sometimes substitute frozen yellow corn rather than shoepeg corn. Its a lot cheaper and to me it tastes just as good.

  • SheeraClaus
    Mar 8, 2009

    Big hit at my annual Mardi Gras party! None left!

  • galtexboi
    Aug 31, 2008

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