8 Vegan Black-Eyed Peas Recipes
You may be trying to ring in New Year's Day, or be looking to add more legumes into your dinner rotation, but black-eyed peas are a great choice for any kind of vegan meal. Perfectly creamy and tender, they're excellent in soups, salads, and even dips. Try one of our eight plant-based black-eyed peas recipes to jazz up your meals today.
Moroccan Black-Eyed Peas
Cowpeas, which black-eyed peas are in the family of, are a traditional Moroccan ingredient. Here they're cooked down in a ginger- and cumin-spiced tomato sauce, perfect for serving with a scoop of rice or flatbread for sopping up the extra sauce.
Vegan Black Eyed Pea Salad with Cilantro
Featuring fresh tomatoes, onions, and cilantro, this Southern-inspired salad is a vibrant way to serve up black-eyed peas. You can easily serve it cold, but room temp is recommended so all the flavors can shine.
Loaded Black-Eyed Peas, Spinach, and Vegetable Soup
Recipe creator Kathe describes this soup as, "An easy, filling, and hearty vegan alternative to the traditional New Year's Day black-eyed pea recipes." Each bowl is loaded with comforting potatoes, vibrant greens, and plenty of other veggies for extra flavor.
Vegetarian Hoppin' John
A Southern favorite, this recipe takes all the hearty flavor and texture of hoppin' John and makes it vegan-friendly. Adjust the Cajun seasoning based on what brand you purchased, some are spicier than others.
Black-Eyed Peas and Tortillas
Black-eyed peas may not traditionally be served up in a tortilla, but one bite of this burrito will convince you it was a good choice. The dish is packed with bold flavor from spicy jalapeños and tangy lime.
Avocado and Black Eyed Pea Salsa
Creamy avocado and tender black-eyed peas were made to go together. This dish is even better after leaving it overnight, giving time for the salsa to absorb the tangy dressing.
Spicy Chipotle Black-Eyed Peas
You've never had black-eyed peas quite like this vegan dish. Infused with smoke and spice from both chipotle peppers and mesquite flavoring, you'll have a hard time resisting a second serving.
Cold Black-Eyed Peas and Corn
Using primarily pantry staples, it's easy to whip up this plant-based salad without a lot of planning ahead. Just make sure you buy a vegan-friendly Italian dressing, some varieties contain cheese.