21 Ways with Summer-Fresh Field Peas
Snap up some of our favorite recipes for field peas. With so many varieties, the options are endless!
- For tips on buying, freezing, and cooking with field peas, read our Guide to Summer-Fresh Field Peas
Crowder peas, also known as cowpeas, are hearty and packed with protein. Combined with sweet corn, chopped onions, and bell peppers, they make a great addition to this popular Southern side dish. Serve at a family barbecue or picnic on a warm summer day.
- Recipe: Crowder Pea Succotash
Use those delicious heirloom tomatoes in a salad tossed with fresh lady peas, goat cheese, basil, and a lemon-herb dressing.This is a perfect cool, summer salad.
Nothing is quite as Southern, or as summery, as Hoppin' John. Serve it atop white cheddar cheese grits and you've got a truly satisfying Southern dish.
This colorful salad is as good as it looks! Made with black-eyed peas, pimientos, mushrooms, and bacon, you can eat this plain or serve it with chips for plenty of scooping.
- Recipe: Black-Eyed Pea Salad
Cooked in an aromatic broth with ham hocks and beer (sub chicken broth, if desired), these Mexican-inspired peas are as delicious on their own as they are with fried tomatoes or grilled steak.
A New Year's tradition, Hoppin' John is usually served hot, but this cool salad is perfect for a summer picnic or lunch, or as a side salad for grilled meats. Feel free to sub your favorite cooked whole grain instead of rice.
Recipe: Summer Hoppin' John Salad
Smoky ham hocks enrich the broth, yielding a delicious pot of field peas. Try smoking your own hocks--they will yield roughly double what you'll get from store-bought hocks.
Recipe: Classic Fresh Field Peas