New Year Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens

Written By Jackie Greene

Vice President of Business Development

New Year Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens

New Year Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens

Southern black-eyed peas with collard greens is a New Year's special meal that I grew up on every year. Tasty by themselves, even better combined into one dish!

Ring in the New Year with lucky, tower-grown collard greens! 

Prep Time: 30 mins


  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 12-16 ounces of Copiana collard greens, fresh, rinsed, stems removed, and chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup ham, cooked and diced
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper, more to taste
  • 31 ounces black-eyed peas, drained


  • Preheat cast-iron Dutch oven on medium for a couple of minutes.
  • Add oil, garlic, and onion, stir, and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add collards to your pan, stir, and cover for 5 minutes.
  • Add ham, salt, black pepper, and water or broth. Lower heat to 3-4—cover and cook for 25 minutes.
  • Add drained beans and stir together—cover and cook for 10 minutes. Serve right away with cornbread or biscuits.

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