Vegan Black Eyed Peas-Savoury and Delicious

Monsieur Doughboy's Black Eyed Peas

4.9 stars from 7 ratings of Vegan Black Eyed Peas

Black eyed peas are very nutritious and filling. They are part of the bean family, a legume. The black eyed pea is thought to have been originally grown in Africa and brought to America and other areas of the world in the 17th century.

Black eyed peas are soul food, used in rich, meat and fat laden recipes. But they are very nutritious when cooked without added fats. They are rich in calcium, potassium, zinc, folate, and vitamin A.

Black eyed peas are delicious as well as nutritious. They can be made into a paste and fried or eaten in a soup base like any other bean. Any way they are cooked, black eyed peas add a wonderful flavor to the menu.

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Nutritious Vegan Ingredients

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 1 hour 20 min
Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
Yields: 10 one cup servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bag-16 ounces Black Eyed Peas
  • 1-3 Tomatoes, depending on size
  • 1 cup Fresh Spinach
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 1 med Onion, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  1. Look through peas and remove any small stones or debris, wash thoroughly. Place in cooking pot with lots of water. (Some will boil away)
  2. Chop tomatoes, garlic and onions. Add to pot.
  3. Salt to taste, cover and simmer one hour.
  4. Slice vegan kielbasa into desired size, add to pot.
  5. Add spinach to pot.
  6. Simmer 20 minutes and enjoy!

Options

  • Add your favorite seasonings such as rosemary, thyme and basil
  • To increase nutritional value add chopped carrots, celery or bell pepper.
  • Use Tofurky Italian Sausage for a spicy kick.
  • Carnivores can add meat kielbasa.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories 300
Calories from Fat36
% Daily Value *
Fat 4 g6%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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healthylife2 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

I can always count on your recipes being healthy and delicious. This one looks great! Can vegan keilbasa be found at a health food store?


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Lucky Cats 4 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

Hyphenbird...I LOVE this! For several reasons: One, I try w/all my inner strength, to be vegan...AND two...I was "co-raised" by my German grandmother (mother worked quite long hours), who included okra and black eyed peas to ... well... just about every evening meal. Reading this hub takes me back to a childhood of 'alternative' (compared to California cuisine...even back then) diets! LOLO I must try this. Thank you so much!! UP Useful Interesting, Awesome and YUMMY!!!!!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

You're gonna make a vegan out of me yet..gave you Five Stars!!!!


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Your vegan series of recipes is awesome you should maybe publish a book.

This sounds delicious Hyphen. However we don't have black eyed peas in NZ so I won't be able to try it.


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

That looks good, may try this with just some minor changes.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

healthylife2, this turned out SO good. My boy and I both had two bowls. I purchase the vegan Tofurky products in my local grocery store. They are in a refrigerated section adjacent to the produce department. I do not use many processed foods even vegan ones but the occasional treat is okay I think as long as it is kept vegan and healthful. As you are aware, I eat mostly raw. Thank you very much for commenting.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Lucky Cats, your joyful memories touch my heart. Black eyed peas and okra must have been different indeed for California. Now I am wanting to cook them together. Making you happy has made me happy. Thank you SO much for letting me know about your grandma.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Frank Atanacio, I hope so. I truly believe a vegan diet and lifestyle is healthier and helps heal many of the world's ills. Thanks for the stars. Monsieur appreciates you.


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carozy 4 years ago from San Francisco

That looks really good. Yum. Thanks for sharing. I love Tofurky dogs.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

This looks delicious. And I so need food rich in calcium, potassium, zinc, folate, and vitamin A. Thank you, Hyphenbird! Black-eyed peas now straight to my shopping list :)


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Rosemay50, perhaps you can order some online. They really are so good and healthful. Thanks for looking at the recipe. That was nice of you.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

mckbirdbks, option away. Just know that meat adds cholesterol. Enjoy this dish of healthful soul food.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

carozy like the Tofurky sausages better than the hot dogs. I hope you try this black eyed pea recipe. Thanks for the visit.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hello MartieCoetser. A continual change to eating healthy foods will make a difference in one's body. Starting with these is a great idea. Thanks for the support.


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lilyfly 4 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

I just burned a pot of beans last night, but I've never tried black-eye peas, will do it... Hy, have you become Vegan??? Love yaz, lily


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hello Lily. Burned beans smell terrible. I have done that before. Yes, I am all vegan now. I have been vegetarian for many years and decided to move to the next step. I believe it is a healthier diet and better for the planet.

How is life up there in lovely Alaska?


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Really dig into the black-eyed peas Hyph, especially on New Years Day! Cool to know where they originally came from and their nutrition. This dish you've graced us with is definitely on a soon to be plate!


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for another great recipe. I'm a black eyed pea fan


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

I love black eyed peas they are my favorite and this recipe looks great. Voted up.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

I know Alastar. I thought about writing that New Year tradition but didn't/ Black eyed peas swell considerably when cooking and represent filled pockets when eaten at New Year. I do hope you try these. It is one more way to give up meat which is bad for us and for the planet.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Mhatter99, so am I. They really have an earthy flavor that makes me feel good. Thanks for reading the recipe. But was it for me or the Sous Chef.......?

Thank you moonlake. I hope you try it. I would love cornbread with it but am committed to healthier eating.


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi my friend, WOW what a great and delicious recipe ! Black eyed pea are awesome !

Vote up and more !


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

Hyphen: I'm reading this when I am hungry and I'm ready to dive into the bowl of the soup right now!!LOL This looks to be a really good dish and recipe, Hyphen. I love black eyed peas and they are so good for protein. Thank Monseur Doughboy for another yummy recipe from his kitchen (and yours too.) Thanks for sharing these vegan recipes. I love a vegan meal from time to time. May be some day I will turn completely vegan, but I haven't been able to give up meat and fish yet! Thanks Hyphen!


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

kashmir56, they sure are awesome. I am happy to find out many other people are fans of them also. Thanks for the votes and for always coming by to see my Hubs. I appreciate that very much.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

That hadn't occurred to me, thanks for the suggestion, good idea


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

suzettenaples, perhaps recipe Hubs should have the same disclaimer as grocery shopping. Don't read while hungry. These black eyes peas turned out so great I was sorry to see the pot empty. If you dive in watch out for a little fat boy in there. I am deeply convicted that we can cure, heal and prevent illnesses by eating a vegan diet. Even if one cuts back on meat and add more vegetables, it makes a difference. Thanks for dropping by.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

This looks so good. I love black-eyed-peas. It was a tradition when i was growing up to have then on New Year's day. I still do it. Your recipe is one i will try..Thank you Hyphen..


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Hyp, I love this series that you have going. It is beneficial to me because all the ones that I have read are healthy for you. On the verge of 30, I am trying to eat much better. I must admit, I haven't ever tried black-eyes-peas, but I would. Once again, a well presented article. Voting this up, useful, and awesome. 5 stars as well:) Great work, hope all is well, and have a good night:)


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Simple, quick and wonderful. I love it!


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

always, I almost included that tradition in the Hub but thought it might be distracting. This recipe keeps the peas healthful by not adding fat and cholesterol from meat. Let me know if you like it. Thanks, Hyph.

thelyricwriter, thank you. That makes me inspired to keep up this series. Now is the time to change how we eat. Everyone can become healthier even senior citizens. Thank you for the visit and the votes.

aviannovice, thank you very much.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I am not a fan of black eyed peas, but my hubby loves them. I didn't know that there was such a thing as tasty vegan sausage, but I am game for trying it. Great share and insight on this recipe idea.


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

Yummy! Could you come and cook for me Ms Bird? Nice recipe Hub, the photos are delicious. Regards, snakeslane


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hello teaches12345, I didn't care for them in the past. Now I have a whole new appreciation for black eyed peas. Without all the fat and meat added the true flavor shines through. They are rich but not heavy. I hope you do try this with vegan sausage. It is yummy. Thanks for your never ending support.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

snakeslane, I would love to cook for you. Alas, Monsieur seldom allows me to leave my own kitchen. I am happy you like the recipe. I thought the photos turned out well. Thank you so much. Hyphen


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Good Evening, Hyph and Monsieur,

Thank you for reminding me of some wonderful trips to my Georgian relatives who always make us black eyed peas, as well as other things you may not feature in this healthful series.

Lovely presentation and organization. Voted UP and UABI.

Hugs, Maria


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Monsieur says it is great to see your beautiful face Maria. He has a crush on you. This recipe makes me think about my country home also. I now realize how unhealthy some of those dishes were so I am working on them. We can enjoy food and be healthy. Monsieur and I thank you for the votes and the visit.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I will have to give this a try! I am vegetarian and gluten free so I am always looking for good bean recipes!


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newusedcarssacram 4 years ago from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A

delicious...


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hello AudreyHowitt. These are so very yummy. You will love them. Thanks for coming by.

newusedcarssacram, thank you so much.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

I love black-eyed peas. We grow them in our garden every year. As a matter of fact, I just finished canning the last of 50 jars this week. I am glad to know that they are so healthy. Although I am not a vegan, this would be a great vegan recipe, so I am voting this up and sharing! Have a wonderful day! :)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I'm a Southern gal. I was raised on black eyed peas and cornbread! We were so poor, we couldn't afford to eat meat, so we depended on beans!

I have bookmarked this recipe and will try it.

I voted this Hub UP.and will share.


summerberrie 4 years ago

Making this tonight-no kidding!


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

sgbrown, I am envious of your 50 jars of homegrown black eyes peas. One can use regular meat sausage but then the health benefits would change, adding fat and cholesterol. Thanks for voting and sharing this recipe. It is cold here today and now I am wanting this.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hi Mary. I so remember that you are a Southern girl. Beans are a staple in the South even if one has money I believe. We just love them don't we? Thanks for trying the recipe. Let me know how it goes and if you have any questions.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hi Summerberrie.. I hope your family liked the black eyed peas. I am thrilled you decided to make it after reading the recipe. It really is very easy. Thank you.

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