During a lesson of cultures and celebrations around the world, the two-year olds at Day Nursery in Avon made black-eyed pea salad while learning about Kwanzaa.
Kwanzaa was created to introduce and reinforce seven basic values of African culture which contribute to building and reinforcing family, community and culture among African-American people as well as Africans throughout the world African community. The celebration lasts from December 26 through January 1.
The children were happy to share their recipe.
2 15.8 oz black-eyed pea’s, rinsed
1 medium onion, chopped
2 stalks of celery, chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 bottle balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
Rinse black eye peas and drain well. In a large bowl, combine the peas, chopped onion, celery, bell pepper, and salad dressing. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours before serving.