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Black-Eyed Peas

Ethnic, Holidays, Vegetarian, High Potassium, High Protein, Low Sodium


Based on 12 servings per recipe.

  • 2 cups Black-eyed peas, soaked overnight
  • 3 1/2 cups Water or low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 12 ounces Smoked turkey (optional)
  • 1 medium Onion, finely chopped
  • 5 to 6 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Celery, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Curry powder
  • 1 pinch Cayenne pepper


  1. Place black-eyed peas and liquid in large pot with vegetables, seasonings and meat (optional).
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover with a lid and cook until peas are tender and done, which will take about 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Stir occasionally.

About This Recipe

Black eyed peas are an excellent source of protein. Ask your butcher for smoke turkey leg or neck to add a deep smoky flavor to the broth without salt.

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