It’s time to ring in the New Year, and there’s no better way to do this than with traditional New Year dishes like cabbage and black eyed peas with the added flair of Avocados From Mexico.
In the South, greens are a central part of culinary culture, but especially in the new year. As the old saying goes, “Peas for pennies, greens for dollars, and cornbread for gold.” Cabbage, and all long cooking greens, are considered to be lucky New Year dishes because they represent money and wealth. Double your investment in this New Year tradition with the added green of a perfectly picked avocado.
For this New Year’s meal, look no further than this tasty guacamole with pickled cabbage. The cabbage and avocado duo is positively addictive with a crunchy, bright flavor that pairs well with fatty meats or even a rich, runny fried egg.
The tradition of eating black-eyed peas on the first of the year goes back to the Jewish Talmud, which lists five traditional New Year dishes to eat for good fortune in the Rosh Hashanah. Some historians say Sephardic Jews brought this custom to the American South as early as 1733.
With a boost from Avocados From Mexico, start your new year with some good fortune and your favorite fruit in traditional New Year dishes.