Do you celebrate the New Year with any family traditions? Eating black eyed peas on New Year’s Day is common in the South…it’s said that these tasty little beans bring good fortune and luck. A traditional Southern plate of luck would also include cooked greens and pork along with those black eyed peas, all representing prosperity, money and positive motion. Who would pass up a delicious plate of that?
Though I technically have grown up in the South, I wasn’t really aware of this tradition until I was a little older, the last few years to be exact. I love to eat black eyed peas year round, so eating them for ‘luck’ on New Year’s Day is practically a no-brainer for me. There are plenty of ways to serve them up, so if you are looking for a New Year’s Day recipe for black eyed peas look no further…enjoy these 10 black eyed peas recipes to ring in the New Year.
Black Eyed Pea and Collard Greens Soup 1 of 10Whole Foods combines two lucky foods into one soup!
Make black eyed pea and collard greens soup from Whole Foods
Texas Caviar 2 of 10Tina's Texas Caviar looks so delicious for dipping!
Make Texas caviar from Mommy's Kitchen
Spicy Black Eyed Peas 3 of 10Angie shares her recipe for tasty black eyed peas that will surely bring you lots of prosperity in the New Year!
Make spicy black eyed peas
Southern Living’s Easy Black Eyed Peas 4 of 10With just 5 ingredients, make these easy black eyed peas from Southern Living
Make Southern Living's easy black eyed peas
Black Eyed Pea Salad 5 of 10This simple and flavorful salad from Food Network's The Neely's gets great reviews from fans!
Make Food Network's black eyed pea salad
Hoppin’ John 6 of 10Amy shares her recipe for a true southern classic dish for New Year's Day.
Make hoppin' John from She Wears Many Hats
Cucumber and Black Eyed Pea Salad 7 of 10A fresh and healthy way to enjoy black eyed peas for the New Year.
Make Eating Well's cucumber and black eyed pea salad
Hot and Cheesy Black Eyed Pea Dip 8 of 10An easy baked dip to put together and enjoy while watching the games on New Year's!
Make hot and cheesy black eyed pea dip
Black Eyed Pea Cakes 9 of 10These little pan fried bean cakes are making my mouth water.
Make black eyed pea cakes from She Wears Many Hats
Southern Spicy Black Eyed Pea Dip 10 of 10I'm loving Robyn's simple bean dip with a kick!
Make southern spicy black eyed pea dip from Add A Pinch
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