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Black-Eyed Peas

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 6 ingredients

Black-eyed peas are a great pantry item. Their distinctive taste is wonderful in curries, soups and stews. Making black-eyed peas from scratch allows you to use the delicious broth that they make. Adding a...


  • 1 cup dried black-eyed peas
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 whole shallot, peeled
  • 1 whole dried chipotle chili
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Salt to taste
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Nutrition Facts


68 cals


3 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

2 g


11 g


3 g


3 g


2 g


218 mg


  1. Soak the peas overnight. Drain, and rinse the black-eyed peas. (See Chef Tips.)
  2. In a pot add the black-eyed peas, bay leaves, shallot, chipotle chili, and olive oil. Add just enough water to cover the peas. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer gently until tender but not mushy, about 25-30 minutes.
  3. Add a pinch of salt and remove the shallot, chipotle, and bay leaves. Drain and reserve cooking water for stock.

Chef Tips

If you choose to cook the peas without soaking, rinse them, put them in a pan with enough water to cover them by 1-inch. Add the aromatics and oil as above. Cover and cook for 45 minutes or until they are soft but not mushy. Add a little boiling water if the peas seem dry as they cook. Salt them when they are just cooked.

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