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Black-Eyed Pea Hummus

This Black Eyed Pea Hummus Recipe is a unique way to enjoy black-eyed peas. It's a southern tradition to eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day to bring good luck. Easy to make and no tahini needed!

A bowl of black eyed pea hummus with a tortilla chip on the side

It's a Southern tradition to eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day. Consider making up a small batch of this Black Eyed Pea Hummus this year. Black-eyed peas are thought to bring good luck and prosperity in the new year.

Why eat black eyed peas for New Year?

This tradition dates back to the Civil War. Union troops pillaged the land and left behind only black-eyed peas thinking they weren't meant for human consumption. However, black-eyed peas are rich in nutrients and enabled the Southerners to survive.

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Despite their name, black eyed peas are actually beans and they are said to deliver good luck because they resemble little coins. They swell when cooked symbolizing our wealth expanding in the coming year.

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Black Eyed Peas

I usually cook black eyed peas similar to the way I make red beans and rice.

I save and freeze the ham bone from Christmas dinner and cook it along with the beans.  The ham pieces from the bone deliver a wonderful flavor.

However, this Christmas has been marked with many new traditions. I won't be cooking my black eyed peas on the stove on New Year's Day, instead I will be making a black eyed pea hummus.

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How To Make Black Eyed Pea Hummus

I took my traditional hummus ingredients and used canned black eyed peas. I also added smoked paprika which gave the hummus a wonderful smoky taste.

Creamy, easy and good for you too, this black eyed pea hummus is true to the taste of hummus but with a terrific twist.

A plate of Black Eyed Pea Hummus with baby carrots, slices of chicken, and tortilla chips

Serve this hummus with pita chips, tortilla chips, sliced carrots or slices of chicken or turkey.

If you like this black eyed pea hummus recipe, you might also like this easy Black Eyed Peas For One recipe.

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Enjoy!

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Black-Eyed Pea Hummus

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Appetizer
Keywords: hummus
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 131kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 2 15.5 ounce cans black eyed peas ,rinsed and drained
  • 1 clove garlic ,chopped
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • kosher salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Blend all of the ingredients in a food processor until smooth.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 11mg | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 4.6mg | Iron: 0.3mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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