Black-Eyed Pea Salsa


"I am from the South and it is a tradition to eat black-eyed peas on New Years Day. This was a creative way that my cousin and I came up with! The folklore says that the eating of black-eyed peas brings prosperity to you throughout the new year! Enjoy! And be prosperous! Serve warm with tortilla chips."


25 m servings 139 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 139 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 0.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.6g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 373 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a small pot of rice and water to a boil. Cover pot, reduce heat to simmer and let cook 20 minutes or until rice is tender.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine rice, peas, tomatoes and chili. Stir the mixture over a medium heat until it is heated through.
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  1. 10 Ratings


I served this on New Year's Day, but substituted 2 cans of mexicorn for the rice and water and used 1/2 jar of hot salsa. One large bowl of black eyed,pea salsa was gone.

I was looking for a fun way to get in the New Year's black eyed peas and this recipe is a good place to start but very, very bland as is. Here's what we added and it was a hit at our party: 1 t...

this recipe does sound easy to prepare and delicious

I followed recipies adding only spices,cumin,minced onion, garlic powder and parsley. It came out great. Delish with or w/o chips. I think the addition of corn suggested by another reviews woul...

Bland, bland, bland. I had hopes for this recipe, but could barely eat any. The only reason it's getting this high a rating was that I was able to make a meal out of it by adding some chicken ...

I made this last year for new years and my friends are already asking if I will make it again for our party!

This was not good. I took it to a potluck and it was avoided like the plague. The rice was odd in salsa. And made the mix mushy and bland.

Normally, I don't look forward to eating black-eyed peas on New Years Day, but I tried this recipe to get rid of some stored cans of jalapeno black-eyed peas before moving, and Wow! I loved it,...

Good recipe, however, If you grew up in the South you must know that you must also have ham hock or hog jowl with those peas.