The Southern tradition of eating black eyed peas on New Year’s day goes all the way back to the Civil War, when the folks in Vicksburg discovered a store of black eyed peas that saved the town from starvation. A bowl of Hoppin’ John has since become a New Year’s tradition.
Black eyed peas are more than a good luck food. They’re loaded with folic acid, vitamins, and fiber and are a great vegetarian source of protein. Here are 5 recipes featuring this nutritional superstar that are sure to bring you some luck in 2011!
1. Hoppin’ John
This is the classic New Year’s Day black eyed peas dish, and Whole Foods shares a tasty vegan version!
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