No need to cringe at the thought of tasteless beans, these 7 black-eyed pea recipes prove that this little bean is great for more than just Hoppin’ John.
I bet you have some kind of superstition or tradition that always makes you think ‘why do I do this?’ Yet, you don’t stop yourself.
For me, it’s the New Year’s Day meal…or more specifically, New Year’s Day black-eyed peas.
You see, it’s a southern tradition to eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good luck throughout the coming year. And my very southern grandmother instilled this tradition in me many years ago (along with eating cabbage and stewed tomatoes, but those are stories for another time.)
Except I really don’t like black-eyed peas. I tried, I really did. But the traditional Hoppin John recipe just never took.
Then again, sitting in my Grandmother’s dining room choking down black-eyed peas while devouring her incredible stewed tomatoes and cabbage is on of the only New Year’s traditions that has lasted from my childhood right through this year.
And since we lost her this year, maintaining the New Year’s Day black-eyed pea tradition is now more about honoring her memory than it is about keeping up a silly tradition.
But if I’m going to maintain a tradition, I might as well enjoy it right?
So I went on a mission to help anyone else like me, who wants to like black-eyed peas, but just hasn’t found quite the right black-eyed peas recipe just yet.
Or even if you just want to change up your menu this New Year’s Day, these 7 black-eyed peas recipes are the perfect way to add a little luck to your new year.
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7 Black-Eyed Pea Recipes You’ll Actually Enjoy
Black-Eyed Pea Hummus
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Now It’s Your Turn
There’s no need to hesitate this New Year’s Day. Give one of these 7 black-eyed pea recipes a try and you’ll be getting enough luck to last far into the following year!