Black-Eyed Pea Dip

Easy Vegan Black-Eyed Pea Dip makes a melt-in-your-mouth cheesy dip to serve with chips or crackers. Black-eyed pea dip is legendary for being both delicious and lucky. It’s a tradition that started a long, long time ago — eating black-eyed peas on New Years. This dip is made dairy-free and full of flavor.

If you’re into vegan, cheesy dips, you’ll definitely want to look at my Vegan Pepperoni Pizza Dip or this Mexican-themed Vegan 7 Layer Dip.

A hand holds a tortilla chip full of some vegan black-eyed pea dip in front of the rest of the dip.
Hot Black Eyed Pea Dip can be served with tortilla chips.

What Makes This Recipe Shine?

  • Using vegan sour cream adds creaminess to this easy dip
  • Adding mild salsa creates a zesty flavor
  • Canned black-eyed peas keeps this recipe simple to make and delicious.

Key Ingredients

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe, including substitution ideas:

  • Blackeye peas
  • Onion
  • Vegan sour cream
  • Salsa
  • Vegan cheddar

How to Make Black-Eyed Pea Dip

Make this creamy southwest themed dip by combining the ingredients in a small casserole dish, cover with vegan cheese and then bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Drain the black-eyed peas and then add them to your casserole dish. Use a fork to gently mash some of the peas. Then stir in the onions, sour cream, and salsa. Top with vegan cheese and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the cheese is melted.

Are Black-Eyed Peas Healthy?

There’s something else about this dip to make note of. Black-eyed peas are good for you. That’s no surprise because most plants are. Black-eyed peas are full of fiber. In fact, a one-cup serving will give you 8 grams of fiber. You’re also going to get Vitamins K, B, and A, Potassium, Zinc, and more. That’s the thing about plants, they contain lots of the good stuff we need.

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.

I guess because it includes salsa, some people refer to this as a Texas black-eyed pea dip. Whatever it’s called, hand me a chip!

Looking down on a dish full of vegan black-eyed pea dip sitting on a cutting board with tortilla chips around it.
You can serve it hot, but cold black eyed pea dip is pretty good too!

Marly’s Tips

  • Use a fork to mash some of the beans to create a thicker final texture
  • I used white onion in this vegan dip recipe, but you can use green or red onion
  • Add a small can of cooked chopped green chili peppers for a different flavor profile
  • Use a plain vegan yogurt instead of the sour cream for a low fat dip recipe
  • 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 pepper flakes over the top for a spicy, colorful spin. A spicy black eyed pea dip is amazing!
  • Add some chopped red bell peppers for more color and taste.

Be sure to serve this easy vegan dip with tortilla chips, but you can also have crackers nearby as well. I could even see it served on crostini.

If you love vegan dips, be sure to try this Black Bean Dip.

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!

A dish full of vegan dip topped with vegan cheese and surrounded by tortilla chips.
A hand holds a tortilla chip full of some vegan black-eyed pea dip in front of the rest of the dip.

Vegan Black-Eyed Pea Dip

Enjoy this Easy Vegan Black-Eyed Pea Dip with tortilla chips and bring some cheesy goodness to your day, and maybe even a little luck!
5 from 2 votes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 7
Calories: 144kcal


  • 15 oz can blackeye peas
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons onion finely chopped
  • ¼ cup vegan sour cream
  • ½ salsa mild or medium
  • 1 cup vegan cheddar shreds


  • Heat your oven to 350°F/175°C.
  • 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 to 25 minutes, until the cheese melts.

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Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.7mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

If you’re into vegetarian or vegan dip recipes, check these recipes out:

Whatever vegan dip you’re delighting in, enjoy!

5 Responses to Black-Eyed Pea Dip

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyGin Reply

    I’m thinking of adding rice to this to make it a whole-meal casserole!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Hi Gin. I love the idea of adding some rice to transform it into a casserole. You could even try using two cans of black-eyed peas for more texture!

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyStephen Reply

    Sounds good gotta try..

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyDawn Jelinek Reply

    5 stars
    So the more I eat, the luckier I will be??!! I wish that were true because this is that good !

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      YAS! We need all the luck we can get!!

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