In the South, black eyed peas are eaten in the beginning of the new year for good luck. This black eyed pea and corn salad is a light and refreshing dish that will help you get started on your new diet. This salad is so simple to make with most of the ingredients coming from items already in your pantry. Serve this dish with a piece of grilled chicken or fish to round out the meal. Black eyed pea and corn salad will hopefully bring you good luck and good health in 2012.