Black-Eyed Peas Recipes for Good Luck in the New Year!
Here are my favorite Black-Eyed Peas Recipes and I hope you’ll be eating these on New Year’s Day for good luck in the new year!
I’m a complete believer that you should celebrate New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day by making Black-Eyed Peas Recipes for Good Luck in the New Year! So I’m sharing my favorite recipes with black-eyed peas as my yearly public service announcement to bring good luck to all my readers! I learned about this tradition in the early days of my blog, and the black-eyed peas have certainly brought me luck. And I love the flavor of this humble little ingredient, and I’ve had fun experimenting with it.
What are Black-Eyed Peas?
Black-eyed peas are part of the family called Cowpeas, and although they are called peas Black-Eyed Peas are really a bean.
Why are Black-Eyed Peas considered to be a lucky New Year’s food?
Black-Eyed Peas are eaten to greet the New Year in the United States, especially in the southern states. They’re often eaten with collard greens in a dish called Hopping John, and the peas (which expand when they’re cooked) symbolize prosperity and the collard greens symbolize money. Legends about the luck-enhancing properties of these foods date back to the Civil War in the South. Read more about eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day.
More Black-Eyed Peas for a Lucky New Year:
Check out Slow Cooker and Instant Pot Black-Eyed Peas Recipes on Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker for more lucky food ideas to celebrate the new year!
Definitely this Hopping John Soup is the most popular black-eyed pea recipe on Kalyn’s Kitchen. This is Black-Eyed Peas, Ham, and Collard Greens Soup for those who aren’t familiar with it. So Yummy!
This Black-Eyed Pea Hummus is one of my personal favorites; do you like these flavors?
Another tasty option is this Black-Eyed Pea Soup that has chicken sausage and peppers, and this is a delicious soup that’s relatively low in net carbs! Or see the lower-carb option in the post.
I updated the photos for this Black-Eyed Pea Salad to entice you to make it, and if you like Southwestern flavors you’ll love this salad that has has peppers and a tasty lime-cumin vinaigrette!
Black Bean Salad with Black-Eyed Peas has peppers, red onion, and cilantro, with a zesty southwestern dressing, and this is another lucky salad that’s really flavorful.