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Curried Black Eyed Peas

Curried Black Eyed Peas

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Curried black-eyed peas became a favorite side dish or appetizer while traveling through Turkey.

The wonderful tradition of offering an assortment of cold and hot appetizers (mezze) along with warm bread is a tradition we have carried on since our visit.

And of course, we’re immediately a fan of anything “curry”. We try to sample the local types of curry everywhere we go.

Here are a few additional recipes that we often pair with the salad to make a complete platter.

Turkish Meatballs – Kofte

Yogurt Dip with Jalapeno and Fresh Herbs

Warm Eggplant Dip with Ottoman Spice Mix

Fig and Onion Chutney Served with Feta Cheese

If you are one of the many people who eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day to bring luck and prosperity in the coming year, this recipe is a great choice! The cold curried salad is easy to make and contains fresh herbs and spices.

Here are some additional salad recipes you might enjoy:

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curried black eyed peas

Yield: 3 Cups

Curried Black Eyed Peas

Curried Black Eyed Peas

Curried Black-Eyed Peas with Fresh Mint and Dill. Perfect as a side salad, appetizer, or as part of a complete Mezze Platter

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes


  • 1 Cup (145 g) Dry Black Eyed Peas - 3 Cups Cooked (480 g)
  • 3 Tablespoons (5 g) Fresh Mint (minced)
  • 3 Tablespoons (5 g) Fresh Dill (minced)
  • 3 Tablespoons (5 g) Fresh Parsley (minced)
  • 1/2 Sweet White Onion (minced)
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper (minced)
  • 2 Teaspoons (2 g) Yellow Curry Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon (7 g) Honey
  • 1/4 Teaspoon (.25 g) Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste


  1. Place the peas in a pot and cover with water. Bring the pot to a boil for 2 - 3 minutes.
  2. Turn off the heat and allow the peas to soak for 60 minutes.
  3. Drain and return the beans the pot.
  4. Cover with water and bring the pot to a boil. Continue to cook until the peas are soft but not mushy, (Approximately 30 minutes).
  5. Stain the peas and allow them to cool.
  6. Add the fresh herbs, onions and red bell peppers.
  7. Combine the olive oil, honey, dry herbs and lemon juice in a small bowl. Add the mixture to the beans.
  8. Serve with lemon.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 92Total Fat 2.4gSodium 13mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 7.2gSugar 2.3gProtein 6.5g


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