If you’re into melt-in-your mouth cheesy dips, you might just want to check out this recipe for Easy Vegan Black-Eyed Pea Dip. It’s not only delicious it may actually bring some luck your way. It’s a tradition that started a long, long time ago — eating black-eyed peas on new years. So, who are we to change things up now? If you’re into vegan, cheesy dips, you’ll definitely want to look at my Vegan Pepperoni Pizza Dip or my Vegan Seven Layer Mexican Dip.
Why You’ll Love Easy Vegan Black-Eyed Pea Dip
As you can see from the video below, this recipe is pretty easy to make. Confucius once said All good things are difficult. But, between you and me, I’m pretty sure he didn’t have this dip.
Just combine a few ingredients in a small casserole dish, cover with vegan cheese and then bake for 20 – 25 minutes. Besides sporting a delicious flavor, this dip might even bring you a little bit of luck. See below for more on that.
But there’s something else about this easy vegan black-eyed pea dip you might want to make note of. Black-eyed peas? They’re actually good for you. That’s no surprise because most plants are. I don’t know why these little beauties are called peas, because they’re actually beans, but there’s no changing it at this point. That horse has already left the gates.
Black-eyed peas are full of fiber. In fact, a one-cup serving will give you 8 grams of fiber. Not too shabby. You’re also going to find healthy doses of Vitamins K, B, and A, Potassium, Zinc and more. That’s the thing about plants, they contain lots of the good stuff we need.
I also added vegan sour cream, some chopped onion, and salsa to make this dip extra tasty.
It’s the time of year when dips are in fashion. Oh, who am I kidding, we like a good dip about any time of the year. Adee frequently asks for this easy vegan black-eyed pea dip by name because it’s been a long-time favorite of ours.
Variety is the Spice of Life
As much as I’m inclined to stick to this recipe verbatim, I don’t think you should. That’s because you and I? We may not have the same tastes. And the main reason you want to make something yourself is because you want to suit it exactly to your tastes. Enough said. Here are some ideas for changing up this recipe in case you’re looking for ways to get the ball rolling:
- Add a small can of cooked chopped green chili peppers
- Change up your salsa – how about one with mangos or pineapples?
- Use a plain vegan yogurt instead of the sour cream
- Remove the seeds and chop up a jalapeño and add that to this recipe for some kick
- We love serving this with tortilla chips, but you could serve it with warm vegan naan bread
- Sprinkle red chili peppers over the top for a spicy, colorful spin
- Add some chopped red peppers for more color and taste
You got this! Enjoy this recipe and change it up however you’d like. Be sure to serve this easy vegan black-eyed pea dip with tortilla chips, but you can also have crackers nearby as well. I could even see it served on crostini.
We love this recipe so much we even made you a video.
Black-Eyed Peas Bring Good Luck
Did you know eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day is supposed to bring you good luck? I don’t really give a lot of credence to things like this, but then again, why not cover your bases. Right?
We can all use a little bit of luck here and there…especially in the form of a delicious dip!
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- 15 oz can blackeye peas
- 2 - 3 tablespoons onion finely chopped
- 1/4 cup vegan sour cream
- ½ salsa mild or medium
- 1 cup vegan cheddar shreds
Heat your oven to 350F.
Place the blackeye peas in a casserole dish and use a fork to mash up most of it (not all).
Add the minced onions, vegan sour cream, and salsa. Add half the vegan cheddar shreds. Stir to combine.
Top with remaining vegan cheddar shreds.
Bake for 20 - 25 minutes, until the cheese melts.
If you’re into vegetarian or vegan dip recipes, check these recipes out:
- Easy Vegan Vegetable Dip by Around My Family Table
- High Protein Black Bean Lime Dip by Hurry the Food Up
- Creamy Vegan Queso Dip by the Kitchn
- Or how about this Easy Vegan Taco Dip by yours truly!
Whatever vegan dip you’re delighting in, enjoy!