For several years now I've been on a one-woman campaign to get BlogHer readers to cook black-eyed peas for luck on New Year's day. Lots of people make Hopping John, or perhaps Hopping John Soup for New Year's Day, both good ways to get your yearly dose of black-eyed pea good luck, but if you'd like some more creative ways to eat black-eyed peas this year, here are some good ones from food bloggers.
You are going to cook some black-eyed peas, aren't you? I sincerely hope so, because in tough times like this, most of us can use as much good luck as we can get!
Photo of Black-Eyed Pea Salsa
from The Pioneer Woman Cooks
Black-Eyed Pea Salsa from The Pioneer Woman Cooks has celery, red bell pepper, green onion, cucumber, and cilantro, plus a spicy dressing to get the good luck going!
New Year's Day Smoky Black-Eyed Pea Dip ~ from Salad in a Jar
Hopping John ~ from Michael Ruhlman
Hopping John Soup ~ from A Veggie Venture
Black-Eyed Pea and Chorizo Soup ~ from Homesick Texan
African Sweet Potato Soup with Peanut Butter, Black-Eyed Peas, and Beans ~ from Gluten Free Goddess
Spicy Black-Eyed Peas ~ from Eclectic Recipes
Yam 'n Black-Eyed Peas Curry ~ from Edible Garden
Hopping John Slow Cooker Recipe ~ from A Year of Slow Cooking
Creamy Black-Eyed Pea Salad ~ from A Mingling of Tastes
Fresh Black-Eyed Peas Kurma ~ from Cooking 4 All Seasons
(Every week on BlogHer, we spotlight five recipes with a common theme for a feature called Weekend Menu Planning, hoping one of them might make it onto the menu at your house. You can find previous recipes shared by checking the Weekend Menu Planning Archives or clicking the tag Weekend Menu Planning.)
Kalyn Denny also blogs at Kalyn's Kitchen where she's focused on creating low-glycemic recipes using fresh ingredients. Kalyn always makes Hopping John Soup for New Year's Day, but this year she's also making Black-Eyed Pea Hummus with Olive Oil and Sumac and hoping for a double dose of good luck!
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