Black-eyed peas are a bit deceptive in nature given that these cute little peas are not really peas at all, but beans.  These peas are popular especially in southern cuisine, especially eaten on New Years day for good luck.  Normally black-eyed peas get the pairing with pork but these little beans are great from a veggie standpoint as well!

Black-eyed peas are one of the quickest cooking beans and great for when you are in slightly more of a time crunch to get dinner on the table. Cooking instructions can be found here.  Even though they cook up quick, I will still cook a large pot and freeze some for later use!