You may be accustomed to eating black-eyed peas at New Year’s for better luck in the coming year. To help you out, I’m republishing a post with a recipe for New Year’s “caviar,” a variant of a recipe in a Time-Life book that The Sun published in 2000. It has been popular in our house.
You have options. Dried black-eyed peas are better than canned, because you can have more control over whether they get mushy. If someone at your house despises cilantro, substitute parsley. Apple cider vinegar is acceptable in place of red wine vinegar. If you want to use more garlic than the recipe calls for, no one can stop you. Make sure that you have an ample supply of crackers or Melba toast or naan for dipping and spreading.