Black-Eyed Pea Spread

Black-Eyed Pea Spread

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1995

Serve this delectable, garlicky black-eyed pea spread with toasted slices of baguette as an appetizer.

Ingredients 10 servings

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  • 1 15-ounce can black-eyed peas, rinsed, or 1½ cups cooked black-eyed peas
  • ¼ cup tightly packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1½ teaspoons chopped garlic, (1 large clove)
  • ½ teaspoon dried tarragon
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Salt, to taste


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  1. Reserve a few black-eyed peas for garnish and place the remaining peas in a food processor, along with parsley, lemon juice, oil, garlic, tarragon and pepper. Process until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding salt if desired. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with the reserved peas.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 tablespoons
  • Per serving: 26 calories; 2 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 2 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 10 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 66 IU vitamin A; 2 mg vitamin C; 5 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 61 mg sodium; 35 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: ½ starch, 1 fat

Reviews 2

February 09, 2019
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By: Ava Ray
I have been making this recipe since I came across it in my 1995 Eating Well subscription ... but could not find today in my overwhelming amount of recipes, so was thrilled to find here! Making Southern Wild Shrimp & Polenta (vs grits) tonight ... so needed my "Southern" Black-Eyed Pea Spread w homemade crostini for starters. My family loves this recipe, as well as anyone I've shared it with. I would suggest fresh Tarragon (1tsp) vs dried, or at least make sure your dried Tarragon is "fresh"! Thanks
October 26, 2011
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By: EatingWell User
easy snack This is a great alternative to hummus! I had never really had black eyed peas before, so it was fun to try something new. Served this with a traditional hummus at a party, and this one was more popular. Had pita chips with this but would also be great with raw veggies.
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