New Year Black Eyed Peas

This recipe is a food tradition for good luck food served on New Year’s Day in the Southern United States. You can serve these peas as a side dish or use them as an appetizer by scooping them onto crackers.


• 1 tablespoon olive oil

• 1 onion, diced

• 3 cloves garlic, minced

• 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

• 1/2 teaspoon cumin

• 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

• Salt and pepper, to taste

• 1 can of black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed

• 1 cup vegetable broth

• 1 lime, juiced

• 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


1. Heat the oil in VENTRAY electric grill over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

2. Stir in the smoked paprika, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Add the peas and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.

3. Stir in lime juice and cilantro. 

4. Serve warm.

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