Black-eyed peas cooked with collard greens are a New Year’s Day tradition in the American south. This recipe mellows the earthy flavor of the greens with a splash of vinegar and a bit of heat from a fresh jalapeño pepper.

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 100 min

Total time: 110 min

New Years Day Black-Eyed Peas
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Makes 6 servings


  1. Heat stock to simmering in stockpot. Stir in Black-Eyed Peas and jalapeño. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender.

  2. Meanwhile, sauté onion, green pepper and celery in canola oil until softened. Stir vegetable mixture into beans.

  3. Add vinegar and simmer until flavors blend. Add chopped collard greens and stir to incorporate. Cook on low until collards are wilted. Season with salt and black pepper.