In a Black Eye Peas Challenge alongside foodie friend David Wears, Joel makes a delicious Creamy Black Eye Peas Dip


1 8oz block cream cheese

1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese

1 small onion, diced

1 small sweet pepper, red or green, seeded and diced

Salt and black pepper

1 tbsp mayonnaise

1 tsp mustard

1 can black eye peas, drained and rinsed

Few dashes Worcestershire sauce

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper or pepper sauce

1 tsp fresh green seasoning

1 tsp vegetable oil

Extra grated cheddar cheese


  1. In a bowl, mix together the cheeses, mayonnaise, mustard, a pinch of salt, black pepper.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a small saute pan. Fry the onions and sweet peppers, green seasoning, just until the peppers begin to soften. While cooking season with a little salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Let cool for 2 minutes. Add to the cheese mixture and mix well.
  3. Add the black eye peas and mix well.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Put the mixture in the dish, smoothing the top with a spatula. Sprinkle with the extra grated cheese.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 – 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Remove and serve with choice of chips, vegetables or crisp bread/baguette slices.

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