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Black Eyed Pea Salsa

Black Eyed Pea Salsa

If you’re looking for a bright, fresh dip that will bring you a bit of summer on these cold January days this Black Eyed Pea Salsa is just that. Loaded with black eyed peas, corn, tomatoes, onions, jalapeรฑos, cilantro and lime, it’s the perfect dip to bring a bit of sunshine into your day.

I just tried Black Eyed Peas for the first time on New Year’s Day. I know they are popular in the south but growing up in the pacific northwest, they were not something that were often on the table. Heck, I even had a hard time finding them at the grocery store when I initially looked. But when the new year rolled around and after hearing over and over how you are supposed to eat them on New Year’s Day for good luck, I decided that it was time I tried some. I looked all over for some way to cook them and I ended up with a pretty traditional New Year’s Day meal of corn bread, collard greens andย The Pioneer Woman’s Hoppin’ John recipe.

And then I proceeded to fall in love with black eyed peas.

I decided that I loved black eyed peas so much that it was time to find other ways to serve them. That is where this Black Eyed Pea Salsa comes into play. This salsa is a lot like Texas Caviar but without the black beans and Italian dressing. Instead the bright fresh flavor comes from cumin, cilantro and a burst of fresh lime juice

Black Eyed Pea Salsa

You can serve this Black Eyed Pea Salsa with chips, as I did. Or I’m sure it would be great tossed on a taco salad or in a burrito bowl. Heck, I’m pretty sure that you could just eat it with a spoon as a bean salad. Whatever you do, just make it. You’ll love it :)

Black Eyed Pea Salsa

Black Eyed Pea Salsa

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Serves 4 Prep Time:


  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can Black Eyed Peas
  • 1 roma tomato, diced
  • 1/2 jalapeno, diced
  • 1/2 fresno pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin



Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Season to taste with more salt if needed. Serve with chips



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  • Jamielyn@iheartnaptime

    One of my favorites! So addicting!

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes…

    I grew up in the Mid West, and black eyed peas were definitely not a popular thing. But I love this salsa idea!

  • I always forget about black eyed peas – I totally need to buy some asap!

  • This stuff is utterly addicting! LOVE!

  • This looks so good, perfect for the Super Bowl coming up!

  • oooh this look so yummy! i’ve never had black eyed peas either – i think it’s time i make it happen!

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