3 Unusual Black Eyed Pea Recipes for a Lucky and Prosperous New Year

As we enter the new year, I can't think of anything I'd rather have (aside from great health for me and my family) than a little luck and prosperity. Luckily, manifesting these traits is easy peasy (sorry, had to do it) with the help of some black eyed peas (NOT the music).

The tradition of eating black eyed peas on New Year's Day to ensure prosperity and good luck goes back about 300 hundred years. If you're not crazy about black eyed peas, fear not. Thanks to Pinterest, we're no longer bound to a giant pot of boring beans - one of these unique recipes is bound to please your senses. Be sure to make plenty, as many believe you need to eat 365 beans to ensure you're covered for each day of the year.

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I'm not taking any chances with my luck and prosperity this year (or any other year) so I'm going to opt for this Tex Mex Black Eyed Pea Casserole - minus the bacon and a little less cheese (crazy, I know).

If you're looking for something a little more exotic, this Indian Spiced Black-Eyed Peas with Tomato and Curry Leaves from Kalyn's Kitchen looks amazing.

Finally, this Black Eyed Pea Salad from The Bitten Word is an excellent choice for those of you ringing in the new year with some healthy resolutions.

Good luck!

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