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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! 

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My Favorite Black-Eyed Peas Recipes for Good Luck in the New Year photo collage

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!

My Favorite Black-Eyed Peas Recipes for Good Luck in the New Year! on KalynsKitchen.com

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!

My Favorite Black-Eyed Peas Recipes for Good Luck in the New Year! on KalynsKitchen.com

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

My Favorite Black-Eyed Peas Recipes for Good Luck in the New Year! on KalynsKitchen.com

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!

Southwestern Bean Salad with Black Beans, Black-Eyed Peas, and Peppers top photo

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.

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    11 Comments on “Black-Eyed Peas Recipes for Good Luck in the New Year!”

  1. wow, all the dishes look so so good. I would love to try them all. thanks for the sharing.

  2. I love the black-eyed pea tradition! Definitely going to try out one of these recipes this year. Pretty sure I have all the ingredients to make the Indian-spiced peas. Happy new year!!

  3. Kristen, so glad everyone enjoyed it. I love having a different way to get my black-eyed-peas for New Years!

  4. Kalyn, I had that hummus recipe tagged on Pinterest since you posted it. It was a huge, huge hit at my New Year's Day party — so delicious! I'll be making it again soon.

  5. Thanks Wanda, and I do hope the soup will bring you lots and lots of good luck!

  6. Delicious Hopping John soup with black-eyed peas on New Years Day at your house, Kalyn. I feel good luck coming my way already. I will try the salad…it looks good.
    Thanks!
    All your soups were tasty and just the ticket for cold evenings.

  7. Thanks Amanda, glad you like the post.

  8. These recipes look SO good!! Thank you for creating such easy to follow and delicious recipes!

  9. Lydia absolutely! And I bet you will love them.

  10. Would you believe I've never cooked black-eyed peas? I must rectify that at once, so I can have some good luck in 2014.