New Year’s Eve is one of the holidays that most people really prepare food for. And as people want to be more prosperous in the coming year, there are beliefs that they follow to attain success and financial gain and it largely involves food. 

In the South, people make sure to have black-eyed peas and greens on their table on New Year’s Eve because for them this food is a lucky dish that will expand their wealth in the coming year. According to USA Today, black-eyed peas are often served with rice in Southern America and residents called this menu the “Hoppin’ John” for New Year’s Eve. 

At any rate, for those who want to practice this tradition and see if it will really bring them, there are many black-eyed recipes that can be prepared for the New Year. Below are 7 recipes to try.  

Tex-Mex Black-Eyed Pea Casserole

This is a comforting meal for the family. The peas are soaked overnight and then slow cook for a flavorful and softer legume. This can also be boiled if preferred. Check the recipe here.

Black-Eyed Peas with Mushrooms 

This type of black-eyed peas dish is so good that it is considered the best of all. The flavor is deep that it tastes like it was cooked for hours rather than minutes. Also, the good thing is that it can be stored for up to three months when frozen. As shared on The Washington Post, here’s the recipe

New Year's Day Black-Eyed Peas

This is a hearty meal where the peas are added to the garlic-rubbed toasts. This is topped with freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano for a cheesy garnish and flavor. Get the recipe here

Cheesy Black-Eyed Pea Dip

This is also good for those who are on a diet. For the New Year, prepare this dip and anything can go with it like veggie sticks or healthy chips. Here’s the recipe.

Black-Eyed Pea and Sausage Chili

This features a nice fusion of Italian sausage and frozen vegetables. It is also quick and easy to cook for the New Year. Get the recipe here

Southern Black Eyed Peas 

This has been described as a soulful meal that is hearty and warm. This recipe offers a spicy and smokey flavor. The original Southern dish usually prepared on New Year’s Day for good luck.  Here’s the recipe.

Black-Eyed Peas with Sweet Potatoes and Greens

This is a healthy recipe that will also bring luck as per the beliefs. It can be paired with bread or eaten by itself. Check it out here.