Black Eyed Peas

Black-eyed peas illustrate their all-around usefulness in recipes ranging from Black-Eyed Pea Hummus or Texas Caviar Salad to Hoppin John with Grits Polenta. Black-eyed peas are great in soups, salads, sides, and main dishes, you can make them for virtually any meal.

Hoppin John with Grits Polenta

Better Homes and Gardens

This Southern dish, traditionally served on New Year's Day, has black-eyed peas, brown rice, carrots, corn, hominy grits, polenta, and sweet peppers. It's no wonder that eating it brings good luck.

Zydeco Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

The black-eyed peas and hominy make this ham soup high in fiber and a satisfying main dish.

Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Black-eyed peas, which actually are beans, make this classic Southern salad a vegetarian main dish.

Smoky Black-eyed Peas

Family Circle

Use leftover barbecued ribs to make this southern-style recipe. Served at room temperature, it's a good dish for potlucks.

Black-Eyed Peas and Red Beans

Better Homes and Gardens

Colorful sweet peppers make this savory side dish attractive as well as delicious.

Aunt Bonnie's Taco Soup

Midwest Living

This easy-to-make high-fiber soup, full of beef and taco flavor, uses black-eyed peas and three kinds of beans. Serve it for dinner with sour cream, salsa, and chips.

Texas Turkey Bonanza

Better Homes and Gardens

Let the slow cooker take care of dinner for this low calorie black-eyed pea and pork dish.

Southern Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Diabetic Living

Black-eyed peas boost the fiber in this quick vegetable side salad. Serve this diabetic-friendly salad with grilled meats or chicken.

Black-Eyed Peas

Better Homes and Gardens

This tasty side-dish recipe includes pork, rice, and black-eyed peas.

Texas Caviar


Black-Eyed Peas and Ham

Diabetic Living

Served on New Year's Day in the South, black-eyed peas and pork are said to bring good luck for the upcoming year. This diabetic-friendly vegetable main dish recipe is good all year through.

As-Good-As-It-Gets Black-Eyed Peas

Midwest Living

Smoked sausage, chicken wings, and ham flavor this zesty Creole dinner. For a spicier dish, substitute hot sausage for the smoked.

Black-Eyed Pea Jambalaya

Diabetic Living
Total: 1 hr
Total: 35 mins

Souffle Hoppin John

Better Homes and Gardens

Bake and serve this hearty casserole recipe in the same dish.

Boneless Pork Loin Roast with Herbed Pepper Rub

Diabetic Living

With a peppery Cajun-style rub and a black-eyed pea salsa, this roast recipe is perfect for New Year's Day. Southerners traditionally eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day for good luck in the coming year.

Texas Caviar Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

The combination of yellow summer squash, jalapeno peppers, cumin, and black-eyed peas make this make-ahead Southwestern salad recipe high-fiber and vitamin rich.

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