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.

See Popular Black Eyed Peas Recipes

Pork Cheek and Black-Eyed Pea Chili

Food & Wine

Michael Symon defines himself as a "porketarian," saying he can't get enough of the meat. For his luscious chili, he uses incredibly flavorful and succulent pork cheeks -- an unusual cut worth seeking out. If pork cheeks aren't available, pork shoulder (cut into 2-inch pieces) can be substituted.

Total: 3 hrs 30 mins

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.

Squid and Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Food & Wine

"Whenever you go to Spain, you always have beans," says Gerald Hirigoyen. "And squid is everywhere in Basque country, where I grew up, and in California too." Hirigoyen combines earthy black-eyed peas (which are a kind of bean) and quickly boiled squid with red wine vinegar and fresh herbs to create a bright-flavored, satisfying first-course salad.

Total: 1 hr

Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Black-Eyed Pea Jambalaya

Taste of the South
Total: 1 hr 15 mins

Good Luck Soup


Get all of your New Year's ingredients in one dish.

Total: 1 hr 20 mins

Black-Eyed-Pea Salad

Food & Wine

Kevin Gillespie often serves this simple bean salad over thinly sliced tomatoes. "They act like a plate underneath," he says. Kevin's Tip: In late summer, look for fresh black-eyed peas for salads.

Total: 1 hr 35 mins

Black Eyed Pea and Bacon Fritter Appetizer with An Orange Chili Dipping Sauce


A new twist on a Southern New Years favorite.

Total: 20 mins

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.

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 Dip


Try this delicious dip for a little New Year's good luck.

Total: 15 mins

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.

Hopping John

Heart-Healthy Living

Black-Eyed Peas

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Texas Caviar

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