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 addiction (recipe here!), 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!

Here’s the Recipe!

Simple Greek Black Eyed Peas

Simple Greek Black Eyed Peas

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Drain and rinse the black eyed peas. Gently pat dry with a paper towel. Set aside.
  2. Squeeze the juice from one of the lemon halves into a medium bowl. Slice the remaining lemon half into wedges and set aside.
  3. Add the scallions to the bowl and toss with lemon juice. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  4. 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.
Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 355Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 23gCholesterol 0mgSodium 298mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 7gSugar 4gProtein 7g

Nutrition information has been auto-calculated for your convenience.

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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!

December 29, 2015 | Last Updated on January 10, 2020 by Linda

2 thoughts on “Simple Greek Black Eyed Peas”

  1. 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?

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