This black eyed peas recipe is a great start to the new year, as it’s supposed to bring good luck! Not only do we need every type of luck more than ever, but it’s also the easiest recipe you can make, and tasty, too!
Do I even need to explain to anyone on the planet why we need good luck going into 2021? I didn’t think so. This easy black eyed peas recipe better not fail us!
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Why Are Black Eyed Peas Good Luck?
According to this article on why black eyed peas are good luck, it is because they were eaten by the newly freed slaves celebrating President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, on January 1, 1863.
These legumes aren’t the only lucky beans! Lentils are celebrated and eaten as a new year tradition in Italy, specifically lentils with cotechino sausage. You can also skip the sausage and just make this 5 minute lentil soup!
What do Black Eyed Peas Taste Like?
Black eyed peas are a uniquely flavored legume. I think they have a slightly sweet and smokey flavor, some might say earthy. I like them, and honestly, if they bring good luck, I’m happy to eat them at the new year! Haha!
Why is This the Easiest Black Eyed Peas Recipe?
Truly, this isn’t even worth of a recipe; it’s that easy! If you use Melissa’s ready to eat, steamed, black eyed peas, or have ready cooked peas on hand, it’s just a matter of dicing some onion and stirring in a few ingredients. This is my recipe, so it’s not a traditional way to serve black eyed peas, and I’m not claiming it is traditional.
That’s it, it’s ready to eat! You simply can’t get any easier unless you just eat the black eyed peas totally as is. Of course, you can cook your own dried black eyed peas according to my easy how to cook beans recipe post.
Let’s get right into the easiest black eyed peas recipe, ever. You can eat this hot, warm or cold. It’s a great side dish or it can be a main dish (larger portion) with a slice of crusty, homemade bread!
Black Eyed Peas Recipe (Easiest Ever!)
recipe by Christina Conte serves 4 as a side dish
FULL PRINTABLE RECIPE BELOW
Put the ready to eat, or cooked black eyed peas in a serving bowl. Add the diced onion.
Pour on the olive oil.
Sprinkle on the salt.
Last, but not least, add the vinegar. I like a strong wine vinegar (high acidity, like 6.5% or higher).
Stir until all the ingredients are well combined.
Serve as a hot or cold side dish, or a larger serving with some bread as a main meal for lunch or brunch.
Slow cooker Boston baked beans are another great side dish using legumes.
- 1 ½ cups (11 oz) cooked black eyed peas, hot or cold
- ½ a small onion, diced into pieces about the size of the peas
- 2 Tbsp good quality extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ tsp Kosher or sea salt
- ½ tsp to 1 tsp wine vinegar (you can omit the vinegar or use fresh lemon juice)
- Put the ready to eat, or cooked black eyed peas in a serving bowl. Add the diced onion.
- Pour on the extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle on the salt. Last, but not least, add the vinegar.
- Stir until all the ingredients are well combined. Serve as a hot or cold side dish, or a larger serving with some bread as a main meal for lunch or brunch
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g
Nutrition information is only estimated.
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