Vegan Black Eyed Peas

Vegan Black Eyed Peas PinThis Vegan Black Eyed Peas recipe is one of my favorite dishes, even though I didn’t like black eyed peas before switching to a plant-based diet. Along with cucumbers, beets and onions, they’ve joined the growing list of foods that I didn’t like before, but love now.

Black eyed peas are loaded with protein, fiber and iron. One serving (about 1 cup) has 18 grams of protein, 10 grams of fiber and 42% RDV of Iron with only 263 calories. That means this recipe is not only nutrient dense and filling, but it’s also relatively low calorie. That makes it a great weight loss recipe, too!

Black eyed peas are a staple in southern cooking. My mom’s side of the family comes from a small Missouri (pronounced Missour-a in my family) town so we know southern cookin’.

When I was a kid, mom always made black eyed peas on New Years day. It’s an old southern tradition that’s said to bring good luck throughout the year. Even though I hated black eyed peas back then, she still made me eat a spoonful…just in case.

Well, now I love them and Amelia is kind enough to make them for me on the regular. We normally eat them with a salad, but they would also pair well with another southern favorite, our Vegan Cornbread.

If you make this recipe, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And please share with your friends to help spread the word about healthy plant-based eating.

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Black Eyed Peas
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These Vegan Black Eyed Peas are loaded with protein, fiber and iron. 1 serving has 18g of protein, 10g of fiber and 42% RDV of Iron with only 263 calories.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
90 hour 4 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
90 hour 4 hours
Black Eyed Peas
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
These Vegan Black Eyed Peas are loaded with protein, fiber and iron. 1 serving has 18g of protein, 10g of fiber and 42% RDV of Iron with only 263 calories.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
90 hour 4 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
90 hour 4 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Soak the black eyed peas for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Chop the onions and carrots, and mince the garlic. Assemble your other ingredients.
    Vegan Black Eyed Peas Prep 1
  3. Pour 1/4 cup veggie broth in a large soup pot. Add onions and garlic and steam fry over medium heat until translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
    Vegan Black Eyed Peas Prep 2
  4. Stir in the seasonings and steam fry for an additional minute.
    Vegan Black Eyed Peas Prep 3
  5. Add 6 cups veggie broth, peas carrots and simmer over low heat , stirring occasionally, until the peas are soft, at least 1 hour.
    Vegan Black Eyed Peas Prep 4
  6. You can partially cover the pot or add a little liquid if needed. You may want to add more broth to make more of a soup or you can continue to cook until most of the liquid is absorbed for a nice main course or side dish!
    Vegan Black Eyed Peas Prep 5
  7. Serve and enjoy.
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Recipe Notes

Serving size is about 1 cup of Vegan Black Eyed Peas.

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