I know what you’re gonna say. You put black eyed peas and pomegranate in your queso??
Black Eyed Pea Pomegranate Queso
Shea, are you just trying to be crazy off the charts creative?
No, I have an overactive food brain.
I have ideas about food that literally pop up in my head daily. Hourly. I have no control over this – I text myself random ideas so I don’t forget them if I’m busy. I’ve learned to trust my instincts when it comes to my palate. Am I on point every time? Absolutely not. But creating good food is definitely a trial and error kinda thing.
This is good stuff. I tend to make salsas, picos, etc. on a regular basis around here. Sometimes they include different kinds of beans or peas, sometimes pomegranate, of course with the usual stuff – tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, cilantro, etc.
This time I got a wild hair and wanted to see what my queso would taste like combined with the last batch of salsa, which was black eyed pea pomegranate.
Remember this queso? That’s what I used to combine with the black eyed pea salsa. If you’re not in the mood to make the cheese part yourself, you could always use store bought queso. It won’t hurt my feelings.
But don’t skimp on the pomegranate arils. They make this so unique.
Not only do I want to put jalapeños on everything, I think I could put these little arils on everything too.
Not only is it delicious, it’s so pretty.