Frieda's Specialty Produce - Blackeyed Peas


What are Blackeyed Peas?

How to Cook

  • Cover the dried beans with water and let soak overnight in your refrigerator.
  • Cook Blackeyed Peas with onions, broth, veggies and spices to make a healthy bean soup or stew. The peas can also be added to soups like Pasta Fagioli, mixed with steamed rice and fresh herbs, tossed in chilled salads with tomatoes, olives and crisp bell peppers, or warm salads with mustard greens, bacon and garlic. They are also perfect for creating dips, hummus, Texas Burritos or chili.

Health Benefits

  • Blackeyed Peas are rich in fiber and sources of iron and folate.

How to Store

  • Dried Blackeyed Peas can be stored in a cool, dry place for up to 1 year.

When are they in season?

  • Year-round

Where are they grown?

  • Product of the U.S.A.


Hoppin’ John

Hoppin’ John This hoppin’ version of a traditional Southern dish is spicy with one Habanero chile, extra-gutsy with two, and sheer fire with three! Use dried habaneros if you like a slightly milder, smokier flavor. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups uncooked … Continue reading

Habanero Chile Chili

Habanero Chile Chili Ingredients: 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 pound lean round steak, cubed 1 cup chopped yellow onion 1 cup chopped red and/or green bell peppers 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 16-ounce can kidney beans and its juices 2 … Continue reading

Habanero Bean Dip

Habanero Bean Dip Ingredients: 1  11-ounce package Blackeyed Peas or black beans, cooked and drained 1/3 cup Frieda’s Marinated Dried Tomatoes, drained and chopped 1/3 cup red or green bell pepper, chopped 1/4 cup red onion, minced 1/2 to 1 … Continue reading

Two-Bean Marinated Salad

Two-Bean Marinated Salad Ingredients: 1  11-ounce package Blackeyed Peas, cooked, drained 1/2 cup Frieda’s Marinated Dried Tomatoes, drained and chopped 1 cup zucchini or yellow summer squash, diced 1 cup low-sodium French-cut green beans 1/2 cup low-sodium niblet corn 1/2 … Continue reading

Blackeyed Pea and Garbanzo Salad

Blackeyed Pea and Garbanzo Salad Ingredients: Half of an 11-ounce package Frieda’s Blackeyed Peas, cooked according to package directions (makes 1 1/4 cups) Half of an 11-ounce package or can of garbanzo beans 1 red or green bell pepper, seeded … Continue reading

Cajun Style Blackeyed Peas

Cajun Style Blackeyed Peas Ingredients: 2 tablespoons cooking oil or olive oil 2 Frieda’s Shallots, peeled and sliced 1 cup green, red, or yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 cup fresh mushrooms, chopped 1 (11-ounce) package Frieda’s … Continue reading

Antipasto Bean Salad

Antipasto Bean Salad Ingredients: Salad: 1 11-ounce package Frieda’s Blackeyed Peas, cooked and drained 11-ounces of garbanzo beans, cooked and drained 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 3/4 cup sliced ripe olives 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped 1/2 cup onion, chopped 1 … Continue reading

Blackeyed Pea and Chayote Salad

Blackeyed Pea and Chayote Salad Ingredients: 1 Frieda’s Chayote Squash, inner seed removed (or 2 medium zucchini) 1 (11-ounce) package Frieda’s Blackeyed Peas, cooked, drained Bibb or romaine lettuce leaves 2 tablespoons pimiento, drained and chopped Mustard-Garlic Dressing Mustard-Garlic Dressing: … Continue reading

Buttered Blackeyed Peas

Buttered Blackeyed Peas Ingredients: 1 (11-ounce) package Frieda’s Blackeyed Peas Water 1 tablespoon margarine 1/8 teaspoon pepper Steps: Rinse blackeyed peas thoroughly. Place in a 2-quart saucepan with water to cover. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 … Continue reading

White Black-eye Chili

White Black-Eye Chili Ingredients: 4 ½ cups chicken broth 4 boned, skinned chicken breasts, cut into ½-inch pieces 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped carrots 1 cup chopped celery 2 Frieda’s fresh Jalapeno chiles, seeded and minced 1 teaspoon … Continue reading

Savory Fresh Beans

Savory Fresh Beans Ingredients: 1 package Frieda’s Garbanzo Beans or Blackeyed Peas cooked according to package directions 1 to 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 tablespoon fresh savory or basil, chopped, or 1 teaspoon dried herb, crushed 1/4 teaspoon salt … Continue reading

Pasta Y Fagioli

Pasta Y Fagioli Ingredients: 5 slices bacon, chopped 1 cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, minced ¼ cup chicken broth 2 cups collard greens or mustard or turnip greens, chopped 1 tablespoon Frieda’s minced Fresh Basil 2 teaspoons Frieda’s minced … Continue reading