Black eyed peas are a staple of the American South, but they’ve become popular throughout the world because of their versatility. This hearty legume is phenomenal in stews and soups, but also popular in fritters, burgers, and hummus. Besides being absolutely delicious, they’re a vital source of vegan protein. Black-eyed peas contain potassium, Vitamin A, and minerals like calcium and iron. Nutritious and tasty? We’ll all for it. Keep browsing below to check out 10 recipes from our Food Monster App and prepare to gain some inspiration for your next meal.

1. Spicy Chipotle Black-Eyed Pea Hummus Spicy chipotle black eyed pea recipe

If you’re looking for an easy party favor, opt for this spicy twist on classic hummus. This Spicy Chipotle Black Eyed Pea Hummus is composed of chipotle peppers, onion, and garlic. Hints of lemon juice and tahini add just the right amount of flavor, especially in addition to the red wine vinegar packs a punch. This will surely become a dinner party favorite.


2. Black Eyed Peas and Kale Chilli Black eyed peas and kale chilli

Our mouths are already watering. This is a delectable take on a classic chili, subtracting the meat and adding kale as a healthy replacement. The black eyed peas provide a great foundation for the variety of spices, garlic, and onion while the kale adds the crunch we all crave. We can’t wait to try this Black Eyed Pea and Kale Chili ourselves!

3. Stewed Black Eyed Peas Stewed vegan black eyed peas

This rich and filling spiced stewed beans are easy to make and easy to become addicted to. This Stewed Black Eyed Peas recipe is deeply flavorful and a great comfort food. The veggies and legumes are accented with aromatic spices and surrounded by fresh vegetable broth. Eat this on its own or with oven baked potatoes.

4. Brazilian Black Eyed Fritters

Acaraje Brazilian Black-Eyed Peas Fritters

Acaraje is a Brazilian street food inspired by the African akaras. These Brazilian Black Eyed Pea fritters are airy and fluffy on the inside and a bit crispy on the outside, giving it dimension and extra texture. Eat these while they’re hot, that’s when they taste the absolute best.

5. Black Eyed Pea Burgers With Sugar-Free BBQBlack-Eyed Pea Burgers With Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce

These southern flair burgers are sure to be your new go-to. Crafted from black eyed peas, oats, and buckwheat flour, they are hearty and filling. When served with smoky, sugar-free barbecue sauce and the option of vegan cheese, you’ll forget you’re chowing down on something totally healthy. Whether it’s summertime or the dead of winter, these Black Eyed Pea Burgers will easily become an all year favorite.


6. Rosemary Black Eyed Pea Soup With Kale

Rosemary Black-Eyed Pea Soup With Kale

Since this dish spends most of its cooking time in a pressure cooker, it’s an effortless and quick-to-make dinner option. This Rosemary Black Eyed Pea (and kale) Soup has plenty of protein, bean variety, and strong, fresh flavors. The sauteed onions, chopped kale, and mushrooms are mixed with coconut milk, water, and fresh rosemary for the ultimate soup combination.

7. Black-Eyed Pea Collard Wraps With Pickled Vegetables and Ginger-Peanut SauceBlack-Eyed Pea Collard Wraps With Pickled Vegetables and Ginger-Peanut Sauce

This meal is as pretty as it is delicious. These colorful pickled vegetables and black eyed peas are wrapped in a green collard leaf and drizzled with peanut sauce. The next time you throw a summer party, these Black Eyed Pea Collard Wraps will make the perfect appetizer.

8. Instant Pot Texas Black-Eyed Peas CaviarInstant Pot Texas Black-Eyed Peas Caviar vegan

Instant Pot Texas Black Eyed Pea Caviar is a great dish totally worth the effort of planning ahead. This dish contains jalapenos, fresh cilantro, corn kernels and black eyed peas that can be served chilled and scooped with pita chips or tortilla chips. Yum.

9. Saffron Barley With Black-Eyed PeasSaffron Barley With Black-Eyed Peas

Lush and delicate, this Saffron Barley Black Eyed Pea dish is a fantastic dinner option when you’re craving something flavorful but simple. In under an hour, you can have this colorful entree ready to eat in front of you. Garnish with ground black pepper and bell pepper for added flavors.


10. Smoky Black-Eyed Peas Smoky Black Eyed Peas

This easy, one-pot Smoky Black Eyed Pea recipe is full of healthy veggies and plenty of fiber. The peas are joined by a protein-filled combination of carrots, onions and smoked paprika. This works as a dinner stew or a side dish for late lunches. It makes tons of leftovers and stores easily in the refrigerator.

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