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Southern Black-Eyed Peas (Vegan)

average rating is 5 out of 5

Prep Time:

15 Minutes

Cook Time:

1 Hour 36 Minutes


8 Servings



1 pound dried black-eyed peas, sorted and soaked overnight or for 8 hours

6-8 cups water, or vegetable broth

1 medium onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped (I used both red and green)

2 prigs of thyme, or 1 teaspoon dried

1/2 teaspoon Cayenne pepper

sea salt, to taste

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 Tofu pups' hot dog, or 1 teaspoon smoked paprika


Photo and recipe are a courtesy of Healthier Steps

Cooking Instructions

  1. Add peas to 6 cups of water in a large bowl and soak overnight. Drain peas and rinse. Place peas in a large pot with 6 cups of water and bring to boil on medium-high. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer for about 45 minutes or until peas are tender. If they are drying out before being tender, then add extra water or vegetable broth.

  2. Meanwhile, heat a small skillet over medium, cut each hot dogs into coins and sauté until golden brown. Set aside.

  3. Stir in onion, garlic, bell pepper, thyme, cayenne, hot dog coins or smoked paprika and salt into the peas and continue to cook until sauce is thickened. Delicious served with cornbread and collards greens.

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