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Black-Eyed Pea Salsa

Serve this Black-Eyed Pea Salsa on New Year’s day and your year ahead will be filled with good luck, good health, and great taste!
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Here’s wishing you a wonderful new year that is filled with love, laughter, good luck, and plenty of healthy eating, along with fun, physical activity.

Sorry about that last part (LOL), but it’s my new year’s resolution and I’m pumped and ready to reach my goals!

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Black-Eyed Pea Salsa is available near the end of this post. OR click on the “jump to recipe” button (found above) to be taken directly to the recipe.


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The easy ingredient list:

  • canned black eyed peas
  • prepared salsa
  • minced red onion
  • fresh cilantro
  • fresh lime juice
  • smoked cumin
  • salt and pepper (optional)

Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

  • can opener
  • chef’s knife
  • cutting board
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • citrus juicer (optional)

How long will this recipe take to make?

In only 5 minutes you can have this delicious and nutritious dip on the table for family and friends which makes it a no-brainer to serve any time of the year, but especially for ringing in the new year!

After all, I don’t know anybody who would turn down a little extra good luck at the beginning of a new year (or any time for that matter), do you?!! 

Black-Eyed Pea Salsa in a glass bowl with a bottle of champagne in the background along with a napkin.

Why are black eyed peas considered good luck?

  • In the South, black eyed peas are said to represent coins and money which is the reason they’re believed to bring good luck.

Why this recipe works:

This recipe starts any new year off on the right foot.

It’s super delicious, low in calories, high in fiber, and is high in complex carbohydrates.

It’s also gluten-free, high in protein, and no-cook! See? I told you this was a good luck recipe! 🙂

To make this recipe quick and easy, I decided to use canned black eyed peas as well as prepared salsa.

If you prefer the taste and texture of dried and reconstituted black-eyed peas, and homemade salsa, please be my guest.

However, if you’re in a pinch for time, using a few grocery store conveniences is never a bad thing! 

An offset horizontal image of a glass bowl filled with Black-Eyed Pea Salsa along with lime wedges and fresh cilantro.

Other fun new year’s traditions to bring good luck and prosperity:

I so look forward to New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. In our home, we have a few traditions we follow without exception.

  • The first one is one we follow on New Year’s Eve is that we put money outside (in an envelope taped to a safe place). On New Year’s Day, we bring it inside. This symbolizes money coming into the house all year long. (see below)
  • The second one is to place colorful candles (large or small) into a vessel filled with granulated sugar (sugar is also known to be a symbol of good luck and prosperity). Then as we light each candle we proclaim what our wishes and dreams for the coming new year will be. After all the candles are lit, we blow the candles out and trust that our wishes for the future will come true!
New Year's Eve Celebrations and Traditions -
New Year's Eve Celebrations and Traditions -
I went live on Facebook New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2018. I hope you’ll take the time to watch me demonstrate this recipe along with a few other New Year’s traditions we share as a family.


A classic celebratory cocktail for ringing in the new year:

Celebration Mimosas -

Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s fast and easy Black-Eyed Pea Salsa.


If you’ve made this recipe, or are excited to make this recipe, I’d appreciate it if you’d take a moment to leave it a star rating in the recipe card, along with a comment if you’re so inclined. Thank you. 🙂

Serve this Black Eyed Pea Salsa on New Year's day and your year ahead will be filled with good luck, good health, and great taste! -

Black-Eyed Pea Salsa

Renee - Kudos Kitchen
Serve this Black Eyed Pea Salsa on New Year's day and your year ahead will be filled with good luck, good health, and great taste!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Southern American
Servings 2 cups
Calories 37 kcal


  • 1 15.5 ounce can black eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup prepared salsa
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon roasted ground cumin
  • pinch salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • tortilla chips pita chips, or crackers for serving


  • Place all the ingredients into a medium sized bowl and stir to combine.
  • Serve at room temperature or chilled along with tortilla chips or pita chips for dipping.


Serving: 1cupCalories: 37kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gSodium: 689mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4g
Keyword Black Eyed Pea Salsa, Good Luck Salsa, New Year's Salsa, Salsa with beans, Salsa with Black-Eyed Peas
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I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed today’s recipe for Black-Eyed Pea Salsa as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!

At this time, I’d also like to take a moment to thank you for following along and reading my blog. It truly means a lot to me, and I appreciate it more than you know.

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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 29th of December 2020

I love how quick and easy this was and delicious I will definitely make this again


Sunday 30th of December 2018

Came across this recipe while looking for a quick dip to make for a party tomorrow, and it sounds easy and flavorful! And I agree, the good luck can't hurt either! Happy new year to you and your family Renée! :)


Monday 31st of December 2018

Thanks, Dini! Enjoy the black eyed pea salsa and Happy New Year!


Sunday 30th of December 2018

I wasn't sure if I liked black eyed peas until I tried your salsa! It will now be a New Year's Day tradition!


Monday 31st of December 2018

Once you have them in the salsa you'll be pleasantly surprised, Liz. Enjoy and Happy New Year!


Thursday 1st of January 2015

Great idea for a salsa. I love black eyed peas and know I will enjoy this recipe. Wishing you and your family the Best of 2015.