Black-Eyed Pea Recipes


Considered a good luck omen in Southern cuisine, black-eyed peas are most popular at the beginning of January. We recommend consuming black-eyed pas for their nutritional value and of course, fiber content. You'll find 5 ways to add more "luck" to your meals this year with these recipes below.

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Good Luck Black-Eyed Peas

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your meal as directed in the New Year's menu of the Healthy Holiday Cookbook available in the free Full Plate Living Membership.

75% fiber foods – carrots, garlic, jalapeño, celery, black-eyed peas, brown rice, collards
25% foods – oil, cornbread

Black Eyed-Peas Salad

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your salad on top of barley with a side of grilled chicken. Don't eat meat? Grilled tofu will also work.

75% fiber foods – black-eyed peas, corn, red onions, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, avocado, barley
25% foods – dressing, chicken/tofu

Black Eyed-Peas Soup

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Enjoy a generous bowl of this soup with a fruit salad and your favorite crackers.

75% fiber foods – fruit salad, black-eyed peas, onion, garlic, bell pepper, celery, fresh parsley, kale/collards
25% foods – crackers, oil

Black-Eyed Pea Curry

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve the curry on top of quinoa and a side salad for a filling lunch or dinner.

75% fiber foods – quinoa, onion, green onions, garlic, ginger, tomatoes, black-eyed peas
25% foods – coconut oil, dressing

Recipe Tip: To reduce the amount of saturated fat, use olive oil instead of coconut oil. 

Harissa Black-Eyed Peas with Okra

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Plate as directed in the post. You could add fish for the 25% part of the plate.

75% fiber foods – brown rice, black-eyed peas, red onion, garlic, tomato paste, fire roasted tomatoes, collard greens, okra, fresh parsley
25% foods – olive/coconut oil, fish if adding

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