This Black Eyed Pea Taco Dip is good luck on new year’s day and a great appetizer for the rest of the year! Easy, with zesty flavors!
Black Eyed Pea Dip
There are a million taco dip recipes out there that are delicious, but they can get repetitive. Make a great change and try out my Black Eyed Pea Taco Dip instead!
This cheesy black-eyed pea dip is extremely easy to make, but swaps an unexpected ingredient for refried beans or black beans.
Black eyed peas are lower in both calories and fat (they actually have healthy fat) than refried beans, so even though the beans will be similar, you’ll have a slightly different flavor with a very familiar texture.
Black eyed peas are supposed to provide good fortune when you eat them on new year’s eve or new years day, but they’re also fantastic any time of year. This is one of the easy recipes you could make for the super bowl or instead of Texas caviar (aka Cowboy Caviar).
While this is a huge crowd-pleaser just as it is, it can easily be turned into a vegetarian dip by leaving off the bacon. It’s also the perfect appetizer for your gluten-free guests, so keep it in your back pocket as a new signature dish!
- This is an appetizer that is best when it is made fresh, so you will want to put this together the same day you plan to serve.
- This black-eyed pea dip recipe will be fine left out at room temperature for several hours during any gathering.
How To Make Black Eyed Pea Taco Dip
Black Eyed Pea Taco Dip Ingredients:
1 can black eyed peas in water
1 cup salsa, chunky
1 cup lettuce, shredded
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 – 3 bacon slices, cooked
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon taco seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste
Sour cream, black olives, and green onions (garnish)
Large pie plate or dip platter
Wooden spoon or kitchen spoon
Large mixing bowl
Step 1: Pour the entire contents of your can of black eyed peas into a medium-sized saucepan and cook on medium heat until they are soft. This shouldn’t take a long time, about 3-5 minutes total.
Step 2: Drain the liquid, place the black-eyed peas into a large bowl, and add your garlic powder.
You may also want to add a bit of salt and pepper depending on whether the peas in the can are seasoned. Mash with a potato masher until your peas are smooth.
Step 3: Pull out a pie plate and spread the beans around the bottom, bringing them slightly up the sides of the pan as well.
Step 4: Pour the salsa on top of the beans and spread evenly.
Step 5: Chop your lettuce into shreds and sprinkle it on top of the salsa.
Step 6: Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese over the top of the lettuce.
Step 7: Chop your cooked bacon into small pieces and sprinkle them over the cheesy dip.
Step 8: Garnish with scallions, sour cream, or black olives.
Step 9: Sprinkle your taco seasoning over the entire dish (including garnishes). Serve and enjoy!
How To Store Leftover Black Eyed Pea Taco Dip
Store any leftovers under plastic wrap or in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
What Should I Serve This Black Eyed Pea Dip Recipe Alongside?
There are tons of options to serve with this southern dip. Tortilla chips or scoops, corn chips, or pita chips work well if you want to serve dip and chips.
You can also serve this with carrots, celery, red pepper slices, other bell peppers, snap peas, or other fresh veggies.
Can I Add Some Spice To This Delicious Dip?
The great thing about this recipe is that you can add and subtract as desired. If you’re looking to give this easy black eyed pea dip some extra kick, there are several options that I’d suggest.
Red onion pieces for a sharp and sweet addition, green chiles for a little kick, or jalapeño peppers for some real spice. You could also serve the dip with hot sauce or red chili flakes on the side, as that would compliment it nicely.
Are You Looking For More Delicious Appetizers? Here Are Some Of My Favorites:
- Cheddar And Sour Cream Ranch Dip
- Baked Zucchini Chips
- Apple Polenta Gorgonzola Bites
- Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Easy Bacon Wrapped Pickles
- Homemade Guacamole
- Easy Stuffed Mushrooms
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This is an appetizer that is best when it is made fresh, so you will want to put this together the same day you plan to serve. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietitian. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 117Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 488mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g
This is an appetizer that is best when it is made fresh, so you will want to put this together the same day you plan to serve.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietitian. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.