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Black-Eyed Peas Rainbow Salad
Prep + Cook: 30 mins | Servings: 6
This is a fresh way to celebrate Black Heritage Month by using Southern staple foods that have origins in Africa. Friends and fam will love this twist on those familiar classic flavours!
- Black-eyed peas were used on slave ships to cheaply feed kidnapped Africans on the months-long journey to the Americas.
- Enslaved African people used their expertise in farming and expertly cooking black eyed peas to survive
- Black eyed peas for New Years' luck? Africa again.
- Lacinato Kale is popular among gardeners because of its colour and texture. Among the plants Thomas Jefferson recorded in his 1777 garden at Monticello.
What We Need
- 1 cup dried black-eyed peas (iron + fiber + folic acid + heart healthy)
- 1 cup Italian veggie sausage
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar (reduce total cholesterol and triglyceride levels)
- 2 cups chopped Lacinato Kale (antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin K, and beta-carotene)
- 1 cup chopped purple cabbage
- 2 tbsp high quality - single origin oil (healing fat + protects against heart disease)
- 1/4 cup chopped shallots (anti-microbial food +anti-inflammatory)
- 3 tsp minced garlic (helps prevent flu, colds + heart healthy)
- 1/2 tsp Calabash Hawaiian Black Lava Salt (electrolytes + minerals)
- 1/2 cup shredded carrot (beta-carotene)
- 1/4 tsp Calabash Spell on You Seasoning
- Calabash Cayenne Pepper (provitamin A and vitamin C)
- Juice of 1/2 lime or lemon (vitamin C)