Simple Greek Black Eyed Peas

Bright lemon juice, quality olive oil, and fresh dill transform a can of black eyed peas into an inspiring salad! Greek Black Eyed Peas are just the thing for New Year’s Day, or anytime you need an easy side dish. 

Bright lemon juice, quality olive oil, and fresh dill transform a can of black eyed peas into an inspiring salad!

The New Year is almost upon us, which means it is time for healthy recipes and black eyed peas!

Don’t ask me why eat black eyed peas on New Year’s Day is a tradition, but it just is.

Some people call this a black eyed beans recipe Greek style and I’m okay with that. Peas or beans, they are delicious no matter which you prefer.

Bright lemon juice, quality olive oil, and fresh dill transform a can of black eyed peas into an inspiring black eyed bean salad Greek style!

Last year my recipe for Southern Style Slow Cooked Black Eyed Peas was my number one viewed recipe in the ENTIRE month of January because so many people looked it up just on the first day of the month.

Obviously, I had to mix things up and share a new recipe with you!

A few months ago I posted a recipe for Turkish Black Eyed Pea Salad. I love experimenting with food from different cultures and noticing the subtle ways in which they differ.

What makes this new healthy black eyed peas recipe so obviously Greek is the use of dill!

Bright lemon juice, quality olive oil, and fresh dill transform a can of black eyed peas into an inspiring Greek black eyed pea salad!

When I went to Greece, I thought I didn’t like dill. When I came back, I had developed a slight appreciation for it.

Now that I have a full blown Tzatziki Sauce addiction, I’m actually growing dill in my garden. And by garden I mean AeroGarden because I suck at keeping plants alive.

Looking for a black eyed beans Greek recipe? Here is a great one! Greek Black Eyed Peas: Bright lemon juice, quality olive oil, and fresh dill transform a can of black eyed peas into an inspiring salad!

Make sure to use high-quality ingredients for this simple black eyed peas recipe – dried dill, prepared lemon juice, and bottom-shelf olive oil produce a “meh” result. That’s no way to ring in the New Year!

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A bowl with Greek black eyed peas and a spoon.

Simple Greek Black Eyed Peas Recipe

Celebrate flavor with Greek Black Eyed Peas! Freshly squeezed lemon, the richness of olive oil, and dill combine to transform black eyed peas into a standout dish for any occasion.
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Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Greek
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 259kcal
Author: Linda
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Ingredients

  • 1 14.5-ounces can black eyed peas
  • 1 lemon - halved
  • 2 scallions (green onions) - very thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Drain and rinse the black-eyed peas. Gently pat them dry with a paper towel. Set aside.
  • Squeeze the juice from one of the lemon halves into a medium bowl. Slice the remaining lemon half into wedges and set them aside.
  • Add the scallions to the bowl and toss with the lemon juice. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • While vigorously whisking the scallion and lemon juice mixture, slowly drizzle in the olive oil.
  • Fold in the black-eyed peas and fresh dill. Taste and add salt as needed.
  • Serve with lemon wedges for squeezing.

NOTES

Storage Info:
Store Greek Black Eyed Peas in an airtight container in the refrigerator, where it will stay fresh for up to 3-4 days. Freezing is not recommended as it can significantly alter the texture and flavor, especially of the fresh herbs and dressing.
If you need to reheat it, do so gently in a microwave on a low setting or over a low flame in a saucepan, stirring frequently. However, it’s best enjoyed cold or at room temperature to preserve the salad’s crispness and vibrant flavors.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 162IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
Looking for a black eyed peas Greek recipe? Here is a great one! Bright lemon juice, quality olive oil, and fresh dill transform a can of black eyed peas into an inspiring salad!

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  1. 2 servings, huh? I believe I could eat the whole bowl in one sitting. I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  2. I’m so excited to try this! My black eyed peas are fresh though- should I steam them and then put them in the fridge to chill first?