Black-eyed Peas with a Healthy Twist

Carol White


This is one of my favorite family recipes taken to a healthy level. My family recipe would be full of some type of smoked meat to give it flavor. But I choose to take the lighter more healthy way to prepare my Black-eyed Peas and still give them lots of flavor. Enjoy!

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10 Min
55 Min
Stove Top


3 Tbsp
olive oil
4 clove
garlic (minced)
1/2 c
onions (diced)
4 c
low-sodium chicken broth
4 c
fresh black-eyed peas, or frozen, defrosted and drained
1 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
1/4 c
chopped scallions for garnish

How to Make Black-eyed Peas with a Healthy Twist


  • 1In a 3 - 5 quart Dutch oven, over medium heat; add olive oil, garlic and onion. Sauté until translucent. Then add chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  • 2Add black-eyed peas, reduce heat and simmer, covered, 30-40 minutes or until tender. ( Add a little water if necessary. Then add red pepper flakes and let simmer for about 5 - 10 minutes, salt and pepper to taste.
  • 3Place beans in a serving dish and add chopped scallions for garnish. Serve over steamed white or brown rice.

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About Black-eyed Peas with a Healthy Twist

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #beans, #vegetables