Black Eyed Pea Recipes for the New Year!

by Melissa

The Black-eyed pea is easily considered a Southern staple, especially for the New Year.

Serve these black eyed pea recipes with cabbage and cornbread for a traditional Southern New Year’s feast.

The Black eyed pea is easily considered a Southern staple, especially for the New Year. Serve these black eyed pea recipes with cabbage and cornbread for a traditional Southern New Year's feast.



Want some good luck in the New Year? Check out some of these awesome Black Eyed Pea dishes.

If you are from the South then you probably already know that Black Eyed Peas are a New Year’s Day must. If not then you may be wondering, why Black Eyed Peas?

Well, these flavorful legumes are a southern tradition. We eat them on New Year’s Day for luck and prosperity in the year ahead along with a variety of other things for wealth and health too.

Do you follow this tradition or never heard of it?

Black Eyed Pea Cakes
She Wears Many Hats

“Delicious savory Black-Eyed Pea Cakes are the perfect Southern-inspired appetizer or side dish.” – She Wears Many Hats

Black Eyed Pea Cornbread Pot Pie
Vanilla and Bean

“Cozy, one-pot Black-Eyed Pea Sweet Potato Cornbread Pot Pie is pure comfort food during the coldest parts of the year. vegetarian + optionally dairy-free.” – Vanilla & Bean

Black Eyed Pea Hummus
Kalyn’s Kitchen

“This easy and delicious Black-Eyed Pea Hummus with Olive Oil and Sumac is just the thing to get you some Black-Eyed Pea good luck in the New Year! This tasty recipe is low-glycemic, dairy-free, and South Beach Diet Phase Two.” – Kalyn’s Kitchen

Black Eyed Pea Salad
A Hint of Honey

This fresh, delicious, Easy Black-Eyed Pea Salad is perfect for New Years but will also bring rave reviews at picnics, potlucks, and family get-togethers.

Crock Pot Black Eyed Peas
Moms with Crockpots

“This is perfect for New Years, and tasty any day of the week. Try this simple and Amazing Crockpot Black Eyed Pea Recipe for your family!” – Moms with Crockpots

Hot Black Eyed Pea Dip
Spicy Southern Kitchen

“Creamy and cheesy Hot Black-Eyed Pea Dip to bring you lots of good luck and prosperity in the New Year. Serve with tortilla chips for a delicious party food.” – Spicy Southern Kitchen

Tex Mex Black Eyed Pea Casserole
Recipe Girl

Here’s a delicious, lucky casserole recipe to serve on New Year’s Day! Simple Tex Mex Black-Eyed Pea Casserole, a comfort food New Year’s dish.

Slow Cooker Black Eyed Pea Soup
Around My Family Table

“Low Cooker Black Eyed Pea Soup is an easy slow cooker soup recipe to ring in the New Year with.  It’s a little spicy and everyone loves it! Slow cooker recipes don’t get more flavorful than this black-eyed pea soup!”  – Around my Family Table



Do Black Eyed Peas have to be soaked overnight?

If you are cooking dried black-eyed peas then yes they will need to be soaked. Place them in a large bowl and add three cups of water for every one cup of peas. Cover, place in the refrigerator and let the beans soak for at least six hours or overnight.

Are Black Eyed Peas good for you?

Black-eyed peas are a rich source of fiber and provide you with a number of nutrients, including iron.



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