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August 20, 2011

Seven soups every Saturday: black-eyed pea soup recipes


Somewhere in the world, it's just the right weather for black-eyed pea soup, and here in Rhode Island, the nights are getting a little bit cooler and we can sense the impending arrival of autumn. Traditionally, black-eyed peas appear on the dinner table on New Year's Day, when eating them is said to bring good luck, but they're delicious on the other 364 days of the year, too. Pair them with strong flavors, such as sausage, peppers, bacon, peanuts, or dark green vegetables. Cooked peas and beans freeze well, so make a big pot of black-eyed pea soup when the mood strikes, even if it's still summer, and freeze for later in the year.

Seven black-eyed pea soup recipes caught my eye this week:

Spicy collards and black-eyed pea soup, from FatFree Vegan Kitchen

Black-eyed pea soup (with ham and chicken), from GFE - Gluten Free Easily

Hopping John soup, from Kalyn's Kitchen

Black-eyed pea soup with thyme, from Blue Kitchen

Black-eyed pea and chorizo soup, from Homesick Texan

African sweet potato soup with peanut butter, black-eyed peas and beans, from Gluten-Free Goddess

Black-eyed pea soup with corn and dill, from Lisa's Kitchen

Find more delicious black-eyed pea soup recipes on Food Blog Search. Come back every Saturday for seven soup recipes to enjoy any day of the week.

[Photo of black-eyed pea soup (with ham and chicken) by, and used with permission from, GFE-Gluten Free Easily.]


Posted by: Shirley @ gfe | August 20, 2011 at 08:37 AM

Good morning, Lydia! I'm a HUGE lover of black-eyed peas and I'm so honored that you included my recipe in your great roundup and used my photo, too! Thanks so much. :-) This soup is one I make often during the cooler weather, usually from October until early May. I make it about every other month during that period for my support group meetings. One member said it equaled "welcoming comfort food" when she attended her first meeting and sampled this soup. ;-) Now I'm off to check out all the other recipes. Thanks again, Lydia!

Posted by: Kalyn | August 20, 2011 at 10:45 AM

I love black-eyed peas just like Shirley does. That Hopping John Soup has become a fun New Year's Day tradition at my house.

Posted by: janet @ the taste space | August 21, 2011 at 04:39 AM

I recently discovered black eyed peas and love them! What a wonderful collection of soups to try. :)

Posted by: Lydia | August 21, 2011 at 07:07 AM

Shirley, thank you for sharing your soup, with us and with friends in your gluten-free group.

Kalyn, I love the New Year's Day tradition of this soup. It's a very Southern thing that many of us all around the country have adopted.

Janet, there are some great ideas here. Have fun!

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