Here's what you need:
- 1 (15 ounce) can black-eyed peas, drained
- 1 (15.25 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
- 1 (4 ounce) jar diced pimento peppers, drained
- 1/4 onion, grated
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon bottled Italian dressing, or to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon dried cilantro
Combine and mix everything in a large bowl.
That's all there is to it. I add a step which is pop it in the fridge for at least a half-hour.
And you can serve as a side with other vegetables -- in which case it's a salad -- or you can serve it with tortilla chips and it's a very tasty dip.
If you missed it, prices at the grocery store have been edging up. MarketPlace says it's only going to get worse (link is video and text):
Sally Herships: Not to be too corny, but corn really drives our economy. From cereal to animal feed, to the gas in your tank, which is about 10 percent ethanol and made from corn.
Tom Pirko: I think the misnomer is that we are a gas economy or an information economy. If you want to really get right down to it, we’re almost a corn economy.Tom Pirko is President of Bev Mark, a food and beverage consulting company. He says as corn prices go up, consumers can expect to pay more. From the obvious -- soda made with corn syrup, to the disposable cup you drink it in, even to your toothpaste. Corn is also a feed for our food
Herships: Tell me how many cattle you have.
Bonds: M’am that’s kind of like asking how much money we’ve got, but we run tens of thousands in a year.
And it's not like we haven't seen increases in the cost every year of the Great Recession. Now everything's going to really go up.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: