10 Black-Eyed Pea Recipes for New Year's Day

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Black-Eyed Peas With Ham Hock and Collards - COURTESY OF THE NEW YORK TIMES
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Eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day is an American southern tradition said to usher in a year and luck of prosperity. The belief makes sense, because if any legume were to have magical powers, it would be the one with the eye that sees all, even the future. Here are 10 black-eyed pea recipes to ensure the next year is a good one.

Black-Eyed Peas with Ham Hock and Collards
For black-eyed pea purists, the New York Times has the traditional New Year's recipe with ham hock and collard greens. Sure, you can use ham bone or bacon, but, as it goes with most things, the inclusion of pork product is a must. Get the recipe here. 

New Year's Day Black-Eyed Peas

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  • New Year's Day Black-Eyed Peas

You can can always be que fancy about it by making a black-eyed pea crostini with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Get the recipe at Food & Wine.

Chili Roasted Black-Eyed Peas

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  • Chili Roasted Black-Eyed Peas

Make it a party snack by roasting black-eyed peas tossed in olive oil, chili and cumin. This recipe is easy to modify for those who like to get creative with spices. Get the recipe at myrecipes.com.

Accara (Black-Eyed Pea Fritters)

Accara (Black-Eyed Pea Fritters) - COURTESY OF SAVUER
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  • Accara (Black-Eyed Pea Fritters)

These crispy light fritters are a common street food in West Africa. Get the recipe at Savuer.

Black-Eyed Pea Soup with Sausage and Kale

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  • Black-Eyed Pea Soup with Sausage and Kale

Lemon and rosemary brighten the flavors of this hearty winter soup. Get the recipe at Serious Eats.

Indian Spiced Black-Eyed Peas with Tomato and Curry Leaves

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  • Indian Spiced Black-Eyed Peas with Tomato and Curry Leaves

A take on black-eyed peas that incorporate South Asian flavors. Get the recipe at Kaylin's Kitchen.

Black-Eyed Pea Hummus

Black-Eyed Pea Hummus - COURTESY OF LOCAL MILK BLOG
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  • Black-Eyed Pea Hummus

Let's call this what it is. It's bean dip, black-eyed pea bean dip. We all like bean dip, right? Get the recipe at Local Milk Blog. 

Sloppy Black-Eyed Peas

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  • Sloppy Black-Eyed Peas

Have a messy start to the new year with this vegan Sloppy Joe recipe. Get the recipe at Healthy Slow Cooking.

Kale and Black-Eyed Pea Smoky Grits

Kale and Black-Eyed Pea Smoky Grits - COURTESY OF THE WASHINGTON POST
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  • Kale and Black-Eyed Pea Smoky Grits

Somebody went and made black-eyed peas even more southern by putting them on grits. Get the recipe at the Washington Post.

Black-Eyed Peas and Dill Potato Skillet

Black-Eyed Peas and Dill Potato Skillet - COURTESY OF NATURALLY ELLA
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  • Black-Eyed Peas and Dill Potato Skillet

This recipe is comfort food for your New Year's Day hangover. Get the recipe at Naturally Ella. 




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