Black-eyed Pea Dip

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A bowl of black-eyed peas mixed with tomatoes, corn, avocado, and fresh cilantro with a cracker dipping into the bowl
Ring in the New Year with this quick and easy black-eyed pea dip!


A bowl of black-eyed peas mixed with tomatoes, corn, avocado, and fresh cilantro

For those of you who believe eating black eyed peas in the New Year will bring you luck (and we can certainly all use a little more luck) this healthy bean salad is for you! Whether you eat this as a salad or serve it as a dip with some baked chips, the zesty flavors in this salad is sure to turn you into a fan of black-eyed peas.

I tested this out on my friends this weekend and it got a thumbs up from everyone. The earthy taste of the beans are balanced with sweet corn, avocado, lime juice, garlic and cilantro to brighten them up. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!

For those of you who believe eating black eyed peas in the New Year will bring you luck (and we can certainly all use a little more luck) this healthy bean salad is for you! Whether you eat this as a salad or serve it as a dip with some baked chips, the zesty flavors in this salad is sure to turn you into a fan of black-eyed peas.
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Black-eyed Pea Dip

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107 Cals 4.5 Protein 15 Carbs 4 Fats
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 12 servings
COURSE: Lunch, Salad
CUISINE: American
For those of you who believe eating black eyed peas in the New Year will bring you luck (and we can certainly all use a little more luck) this healthy bean salad is for you! Whether you eat this as a salad or serve it as a dip with some baked chips, the zesty flavors in this salad is sure to turn you into a fan of black-eyed peas.

Ingredients

  • 15 oz canned no salt black eye peas , Eden
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed or minced
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice, from about  1 1/2 limes
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup cooked corn, fresh or frozen, thawed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced (optional)
  • 1 medium avocado, diced

Instructions

  • Rinse and drain the black eyed peas in a colander.
  • In a large bowl, combine the garlic, lime juice, oil, cumin, crushed red pepper, and salt and mix well.
  • Add the black-eyed peas, corn, tomato, red onion, jalapeno if using and cilantro; mix well and refrigerate at least 20 minutes.
  • When ready to eat, gently mix in the avocado and serve right away.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/3 cup, Calories: 107kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 4.5g, Fat: 4g, Sodium: 65mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 1g
Blue Smart Points: 1
Green Smart Points: 2
Purple Smart Points: 1
Points +: 3
Keywords: dairy free, Under 30 Minutes, Vegetarian Meals

A bowl of black-eyed peas
 

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  1. So tasty! I’ve made this several times. It’s one of my favorite recipes. It’s great in a wrap too with lettuce or fresh spinach. I like Mission Carb Balance tortillas; only 2 blue points!

  2. We had this last night and it was delicious!  Everyone just loved it! 

  3. So easy to make, yummy and filling. Will definitely make again!

  4. So easy and pretty, a great thing to have on New years or anytime.

  5. I’m so excited to try this! My family has a recipe we call Texas Caviar that is similar to this but so fattening for you with the dressing we do with it. I’ve been thinking what else I could try and here you are!! 

  6. Can this be made a day in advance?

  7. This is great!!! Me and hubbie tried this dish and the flavors are awesome!!!

  8. Wow! I made this today and it is so yummy, like eat the whole bowl yummy. Thanks!

  9. I’m confused about the nutrition information. It says it yields 12 servings at 107 calories per serving? Does that mean the whole dish is 1284 calories? That sounds awfully high for what looks like all healthy ingredients.

    I’m sorry for the dumb question but I’m trying to keep track of my calories with the planner.

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  11. Just made it!  Great recipe for us girls who don’t love to cook….yet.  

    Flovors were so great.  A dip with no mayo, no sour cream, no cheese and super delicious.  Definitely a repeat~

  12. I made this today for lunch. I marinated the red onions and garlic in the lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper for 20 minutes in the refrigerator before adding it to the rest of the ingredients. I added a can of garbanzos and used canned corn. I used the avocado as a garnish instead of mixing it in. I served it in individual bowls with bowls of corn chips. This was my best New Year’s Day black eyed peas dish yet. Thank you Gina.

  13. Gina, does this reflect the new flexible smart points? YOur recipes have changed my cooking life! Thanks!

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  20. I added chicken and ate in a wrap. Deliscious!

  21. I'm getting ready to make this for the third time.
    It's fantastic.

  22. I made this and it is delicious! More than just a dip. Thanks!

  23. Made this tonight and my family loved!

  24. Took this to a New Year's Party last night and everyone loved it! It was light and very tasty! A nice change from the heavier creamy dips!
    I might make it again today as it disappeared pretty quick.

  25. If my 2016 luck is half as good as this recipe’s taste, I will be in great shape (so to speak). This dip is easy to put together and is excellent; I served it with low-fat, whole wheat, baked scoops and both my husband and I loved it. I am not sure if black-eyed-pea’s good luck is delivered on Dec. 31 or Jan. 1 so I covered both bases by serving the dip tonight then we have a New Year’s Day do over.

    Thank you, Gina, for helping all of us who adore you and your recipes.

  26. Any recommendations on a substitute for cilantro? I'd love to make this.

  27. it look so good

  28. Made this today with black beans because that's what I had on hand and ate on top of some greens for lunch. Was delicious. I want you to know how much I appreciate your website and your cookbook! I've got Honey sesame chicken waiting for me at home in the crockpot.

  29. Soooo Good! Thanks for the recipe!

  30. What kind of baked chips do you prefer? Not a real big fan of Lays Baked
    Chips.

  31. Would it alter the taste completely if I left out the avocado? I'm allergic to them and have found that in some recipes leaving them out actually makes whatever it was I made kind of gross.

  32. Gina! I made this recipe for New Year's Eve! Everyone loved it…and no one complained about eating their black eyed peas for good luck in the new year…even the kids! 😉

  33. Cumin seed or powdered cumin? Looking forward to trying this.

  34. Ciao Gina Auguri e Buon Anno on this Epiphany here in Praiano Italy. Just wanted you to know that I was just making beds with the usual BBC on the TV and "Click" (a feature that showcases websites of interest) and I grabbed a pen (I have found out many, many new and interesting bits here). Directly following 'Great British Chefs' came 'SKINNYTASTE'…this is awesome ! Arrivederci from Praiano on Italy's Perfect Amalfi Coast…Barbara McKee

  35. One of the healthiest recipe, which i love the most…

  36. Looks wonderful!! what an idea……

  37. I saw this recipe last night and thought instead of plain blackeyed peas I would try it with dinner…not fond of cold food…this was amazing!! My family loved it and we had no left overs. I will definitely be making it again!! This is a keeper!!

  38. Had this at a friend's house on New Year's Eve and it was delicious!

  39. I made this for my New Years Eve party and it was a huge hit with both kids and adults!

  40. This is such a wonderful recipe that is packed with protein! I will try this today 😀

  41. Love this recipe. I've made it several times and it is always a hit! Great for summer bar-b-queues. For New Year's Day we have the black eyed peas for luck and cabbage for prosperity, but this year, we are adding the cabbage in the form of slaw on top of delicious pulled pork sandwiches – and tomorrow we return to sensible eating. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! (do you have a low sugar cole slaw dressing recipe?)

  42. Well, you HAVE to have black eyed peas for the new year and this sounds like the perfect light recipe. 🙂

  43. I am not a fan of black-eyed peas but thought I would give this a try for the holiday. I made this last night and absolutely loved it! Thank you for posting!

  44. I took this dip tonight and it was a huge success…I had several requests for the recipe!

  45. this reminds me of a recipe called Cowboy Caviar 🙂

  46. I'm getting the stuff I don't already have at the store tomorrow to make this! It is still lucky if it's on New Years Day, right? 😉
    I haven't made anything off of your site that I don't enjoy Gina! Wishing you and your family and healthy and happy New Year!

  47. I can't wait to try this! Looks fabulous!

  48. I love black eye peas so this recipe looks positively delicious!

  49. Caviar recipes usually have cider vinegar and sugars.
    And while similar, I've never seen avocado either.

  50. I, too, LOVE that idea!

  51. Is this also known as texas caviar?

  52. Can't wait for your cookbook! Have you thought about doing an online weekly meal plan..? I would totally sign up for that! Just a thought

  53. I am making this for tomorrow evening! Thank you for all your wonderful recipes. You are helping me on my weight loss journey. Happy New Year!!

  54. What a great idea! Looks delicious!

    I am hoping to reach my goal of losing a total of 100 lbs. in 2014.

    If black eyed peas are lucky, I'll try it. I'm about 40 lbs. into my weight loss journey and I can certainly use all the luck I can get! 🙂