Black-Eyed Pea Salsa Recipe -
  • READY IN 25 mins

Black-Eyed Pea Salsa

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    25 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 14, 2006

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 and spices instead of having to throw it out. Still looking for a good new year's b-e-p recipe!


10 Ratings

Jan 01, 2007

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 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp garlic powder, 2 tsp lime juice, 1/2 C finely chopped cilantro and salt to taste. It was really good. I will make it this way again for sure!

Jan 25, 2004

this recipe does sound easy to prepare and delicious

Jan 01, 2008

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 would be great!

Nov 30, 2008

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

Jan 23, 2009

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.

Jul 27, 2005

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, my husband loved it, and even our 2-year-old son ate some. And now that I'm pregnant, I'm actually having cravings for this stuff! Thanks for sharing, and especially for the *healthy* craving!


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  • Calories
  • 139 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 3.4 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 373 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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