Black eyed peas are one of my favorite pantry staple foods. You can soak dried black eyed peas overnight and cook them during the day for a tasty traditional dish with cornbread and can make so many other delicious dishes.
A favorite of mine is to make this simple and easy spicy black eyed pea dip. I have to tell you though, I cheat a little in making this. I use canned black eyed peas and a canned spicy diced tomato blend, like Ro-tel. It goes together so quickly and even makes a delicious topping to go along with cooked greens or bread.
Here’s how I make it.
Drain one can of black eyed peas and then empty into a bowl.
Add a can of drained diced spicy tomatoes with chilis.
Mix together and pour into a small baking dish.
Top with grated cheese and bake until bubbly.
Serve with tortilla chips or spoon over a side of greens.