Here are my favorite Black-Eyed Pea Recipes and I hope you’ll be eating these on New Year’s Day for good luck in the new year!

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I’m a complete believer that you should celebrate New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day by making Black-Eyed Pea Recipes for Good Luck in the New Year! So I’m sharing my favorite recipes with black-eyed peas to see if I can inspire you to make one of them for a lucky food to eat on New Year’s Day!

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. All these recipes do have some carbs, but black eyed peas are tasty and loaded with fiber and I think they’re worth enjoying once a year for a lucky food!

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!

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Black Bean Salad with Black-Eyed Peas shown in serving bowl with serving spoon and salt-pepper shakers

Black Bean Salad with Black-Eyed Peas has peppers, red onion, and cilantro, with a zesty dressing, and this is a lucky salad that’s really flavorful. See tips in the recipe if you’re not a cilantro fan.

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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!

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This Black-Eyed Pea Hummus is one of my personal favorites; do you like these flavors?

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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.

Black-Eyed Pea Salad with Peppers, Cilantro, and Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette

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!

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