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May 15, 2023

Healthy Recipe: Healthier Black-Eyed Peas

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If you're looking for a delicious and nutritious side dish that's easy to make, look no further than these flavorful black-eyed peas. Packed with a variety of veggies and spices, this dish is not only tasty but also good for you. Whether you're a seasoned cook or a beginner in the kitchen, this recipe is sure to become a go-to favorite.

Healthier Black-Eyed Peas — makes 2 servings

• 1/2 cup of dried black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
• 1 tablespoon of olive oil
• 1 small sweet onion (chopped)
• 1 green bell pepper, chopped
• 1 pint cremini mushrooms, chopped
• 1 celery stalk, chopped
• 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
• 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
• 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
• 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
• 1/2 teaspoon of white pepper
• 1 teaspoon of onion powder
• 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
• 2 tablespoons of dried thyme
• 2 tablespoons of dried basil
• 1 tablespoon of dried parsley
• 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper
• 2 cups of beef, chicken, or vegetable broth
• Optional additional beef, chicken, or vegetable broth
• Optional additional spices such as chili powder, cumin, or paprika


  1. If using uncooked peas, soak them overnight, then rinse and drain. If using canned, drain and rinse. Set aside.
  2. Set a large sauté pan on medium heat; add olive oil, and chopped veggies: onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, celery, and garlic. Stir to combine. Once mushrooms brown, add Worchestershire sauce and continue to stir.
  3. Add peas, paprika, black pepper, white pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, basil, parsley, and cayenne pepper; stir until combined. Add broth and bring to boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, around 45 minutes for uncooked peas, or 15-20 minutes for canned peas.
  5. Add broth or additional spices, as desired.
  6. Spoon onto a plate and enjoy!

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 172
Protein: 6g
Carbs: 2.5g
Sodium: 350mg
Potassium: 906mg
Fiber 7g

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