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8 Easy-to-Cook Black Eyed Peas Recipes

Updated on November 23, 2019
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Isaac is a foodie and he loves cooking healthy recipes using natural ingredients. Here he shares some of his favorite recipes.

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Introduction

Cooking with kids can be great fun and a time for the family to bond and create camaraderie. There are a lot of fun and delicious recipes you can make with your kids. Some are hard to do; others are easy to do.

In this article, I want to share easy recipes to cook with the kids with you.

Ready! Here we go!

Black-eyed Peas Porridge and Roasted Corn

Starting your day with a warm bowl of black-eyed peas porridge can keep you satiated until you start feeling hunger pangs in the afternoon.


Prep time: 3 min

Cook time: 8 min

Ready in: 11 min

Yield: 2



Ingredients

  • 1 ½ milk cups cooked Black-eyed peas
  • 2 milk cups Roasted cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon Blended dried shrimp
  • 1 large size Onion
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ milk cup Soybean oil
  • 10 milk cups Water


Instructions

  • Boil the black-eyed peas.
  • While it is boiling, add the roasted cornmeal. Pile it in the middle of the black-eyed peas and allow it to simmer for some time. Stir briskly to create a stiff porridge.
  • Add the soybean oil, blended shrimp, and salt.
  • Mash the black-eyed peas against the pan.
  • Mold the mixture into serving portions with a plate.
  • Serve with chicken or beef, or with Alaskan salmon or cod.

Points To Note:

  • Instead of cooking the black-eyed peas with soybean oil, you may cook it with coconut milk (dry coconut, grate it, mix it with water, and strain).
  • Approximate adult serving: 370 g.
  • Serving for kids: 150 g.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 serving (3 kg)

Calories: 1200 calories (41 % DV)

Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.265 g

Saturated fat: 1.828 g

Monounsaturated fat: 2.821 g

Carbohydrates: 263.87 g (107 % DV)

Sugar: 11.62 g

Fiber: 14.9 g (50% DV)

Protein: 25.75 g (40% DV)

Cholesterol: 20 mg

Sodium: 727 mg (48% DV)

Black-Eyed Peas Sandwich Spread

One easy kid-friendly recipe you can cook with your children. It can make for an excellent snack in the afternoon.


Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 6 min

Ready in: 11 min

Yield: 3


Ingredients

  • 1 ½ milk cups cooked Black-eyed peas
  • 1 teaspoon Blended onion
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Margarine
  • ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  • Warm the black-eyed peas in 1400 ml (7 milk cups) of water.
  • Press them through a sieve to make a smooth paste.
  • Add the other ingredients plus seasoning.
  • Serve as a sandwich spread with slices of bread and slices of tomatoes.
  • Approximate adult serving: 75 g.
  • Approximate serving for kids: 50 g.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 serving (348 g)

Calories: 146 calories (28 % DV)

Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.265 g

Saturated fat: 0.828 g

Monounsaturated fat: 1.733 g

Carbohydrates: 26.06 g (11 % DV)

Sugar: 16.97 g

Fiber: 3.3 g (13% DV)

Protein: 2.85 g (5% DV)

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 610 mg (41% DV)

Black-eyed Peas With Pepper Soup

A quick and easy-to-cook black-eyed peas meal with a spicy flavor—the perfect weekend recipe. Can give you a kick of heat along with the beans. Serve them with turkey or sweet potatoes .

Prep time: 3 min

Cook time: 7 min

Ready in: 10 min

Yield: 2


Ingredients

  • 3 milk cups cooked Black-eyed peas
  • 5 stirring spoonsful Pepper sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 10 milk cups Water


Instructions

  • Prepare pepper sauce.
  • Warm the black-eye peas.
  • Stir the black-eyed peas until they become a smooth, thick paste.
  • Add 3 stirring spoonsful of dry-fried pepper sauce. Mix well.
  • Heat it for 3 more minutes.
  • Serve garnished with part of the pepper sauce.
  • Adult serving : 220 g.
  • Serving for kids: 100 g.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 serving (3.2 kg)

Calories: 674 calories (33% DV)

Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.331 g

Saturated fat: 1.828 g

Monounsaturated fat: 3.733 g

Carbohydrates: 213.52 g (55% DV)

Sugar: 167.6 g

Fiber: 15.4 g (62% DV)

Protein: 114.81 g (210% DV)

Cholesterol: 274 mg

Sodium: 1000 mg (41% DV)

Boiled Black-eyed Peas And Garri (Grated, Dried, and Fried Cassava)

This recipe is a well-known recipe in Ghana and other West African countries such as Nigeria and Togo. It is popularly known as “gas” or “gobe” in Ghana because after eating this meal, one can go the rest of the day without eating again. In other words, it is very, very filling.

Prep time: 2 min

Cook time: 5 min

Ready in: 7 min

Yield: 4


Ingredients

  • 3 milk cups cooked Black-eyed Peas
  • 2 milk cups Garri
  • 1 milk cup Palm oil
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 7 ½ milk cups Water

Instructions

  • Warm the black-eyed peas.
  • Add salt.
  • Add the palm oil.
  • Pour the garri into a bowl.
  • Sprinkle the water gradually over the garri.
  • Allow the garri to stand for five minutes. The garri will absorb the water and expand.
  • Serve.
  • Approximate serving for adults: 400 g.
  • Serving for kids: 200 g.

Point To Note:

  • Instead of using palm oil, you may add a sauce to the cooked black-eyed peas. Fry onions, tomatoes, and blended smoked shrimp in soybean oil or olive oil to make a sauce. Add the sauce to the cooked black-eyed peas and serve with the garri.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 serving (3.3 kg)

Calories: 2878 calories (75% DV)

Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.348 g

Saturated fat: 1.926 g

Monounsaturated fat: 4.723 g

Carbohydrates: 219.574 g (89 % DV)

Sugar: 129.11 g

Fiber: 54.8 g (219% DV)

Protein: 94.23g (173% DV)

Cholesterol: 79 mg

Sodium: 2000 mg (80% DV)

Sorghum and Black-eyed Peas

This meal will give you a good blend of carbs, fiber, protein and nutrient your body needs. You can’t go wrong with this delicious and super easy-to-prepare recipe.

Prep time: 4 min

Cook time: 10 min

Ready in: 14 min

Yield: 3


Ingredients

  • 1 ½ milk cups partially cooked Black-eyed Peas
  • 2 ½ milk cups cooked Sorghum
  • ½ milk cups Olive oil
  • 7 ½ milk cups Water
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  • Cook the black-eyed peas.
  • Add the salt and the cooking oil.
  • Add the sorghum.
  • Reduce the heat and cook until the sorghum is soft.
  • Serve with tuna, mackerel, or sardines.
  • Approximate serving for adults: 300 g.
  • Serving for kids: 100 g.


Points To Note:

  • Instead of cooking this recipe with sorghum, you may use corn grits, millet, or rice.
  • Instead of preparing this meal with cooking oil, you may use coconut oil.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 serving (3.3 kg)

Calories: 1100 calories (76% DV)

Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.348 g

Saturated fat: 1.926 g

Monounsaturated fat: 1.723 g

Carbohydrates: 232.22 g (95% DV)

Sugar: 6.07 g

Fiber: 20.1 g (80% DV)

Protein: 25.64g (47% DV)

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 628 mg (42% DV)

Yam Pottage With Smoked Salmon

Why not eat yam for a change instead of potatoes or rice? This is a heavy, refreshing meal that can keep you satisfied for hours on a weekend.

Prep time: 6 min

Cook time: 8 min

Ready in: 14 min

Yield: 2


Ingredients

  • 1 ½ milk cups cooked Black-eyed peas
  • 1 large cooked Yam
  • ¼ milk cup Palm oil
  • 1 portion Smoked salmon
  • 1 teaspoon Blended onion
  • ½ teaspoon Chili pepper powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 7 ½ milk cups Water

Instructions

  • Warm the black-eyed peas.
  • Cut the yam into cubes. Add it to the black-eyed peas. Warm the mixture.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and cook the mixture until it becomes mushy.
  • Add the salt.
  • Serve as a meal on its own or eat it with pizza or hotdogs.
  • Approximate adult serving: 200 g.
  • Serving for kids: 90 g.

Point To Note:

  • Instead of using yam for this meal, you may use pumpkin or plantain.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 serving (2.2 kg)

Calories: 599 calories (55% DV)

Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.348 g

Saturated fat: 0.926 g

Monounsaturated fat: 2.723 g

Carbohydrates: 127.22 g (52% DV)

Sugar: 3.07 g

Fiber: 43.1 g (172% DV)

Protein: 44.46g (81% DV)

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 880 mg (59% DV)

Smoked Wild Pollock and Black-eyed Peas

Just taste this low-fat meal and you’ll find out that wild Pollock and black-eyed peas were made for each other. It’s so tasty! You can eat it as a spread over noodle or rice.

Prep time: 3 min

Cook time: 6 min

Ready in: 9 min

Yield: 3


Ingredients

  • 1 ½ milk cups cooked Black-eyed peas
  • 1 portion Smoked wild pollock
  • 1 large Tomato
  • 4 tablespoonsful Sunflower oil
  • ¼ teaspoon Powdered pepper
  • 1 small Onion
  • 6 milk cups Water
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  • Soak the black-eyed peas in warm water.
  • Mash the cooked black-eyed peas using a wooden spoon. Add more water to get the desired thickness. Add the other ingredients.
  • Cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Approximate adult serving: 240 g.
  • Serving for kids: 110 g.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 serving (1.7 kg)

Calories: 320 calories (11% DV)

Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.18 g

Saturated fat: 0.085 g

Monounsaturated fat: 0.068 g

Carbohydrates: 15.07 g (6 % DV)

Sugar: 1.07 g

Fiber: 3.7 g (15% DV)

Protein: 2.74 g (5% DV)

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 623 mg (42% DV)

Fried Black-Eyed Peas Flour With Wheat Flour And Spices

Great as a snack during lunch. Optionally, you may eat it with a main meal. Packed with energy and monounsaturated fat.

Prep time: 6 min

Cook time: 10 min

Ready in: 16 min

Yield: 4


Ingredients

  • 2 fingers Ripe plantain
  • 1 milk cup Black-eyed peas flour
  • ¼ teaspoon Blended ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 large Onion
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 milk cup Palm oil
  • 5 tablespoons Wheat flour

Instructions

  • Blend the ripe plantain.
  • Mix well with the black-eyed peas flour.
  • Add blended ginger, onion, and salt.
  • Heat the oil and fry the mixture in spoonsful.
  • Serve hot with seasoned pepper sauce.
  • Approximate adult serving: 150 g.
  • Approximate serving for kids: 60 g


Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 serving (902 g)
  • Calories: 2670 calories (122 % DV)
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 20.449 g
  • Saturated fat: 106.948 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 80.048 g
  • Carbohydrates: 193.87 g (79% DV)
  • Sugar: 73.95 g
  • Fiber: 14.9 g (60%)
  • Protein: 9.746 g (18% DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 1765 mg (118% DV)

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Conclusion

So there you have it. Some easy recipes to cook with the kids. Try your hands at some of them one of these days and I assure you it will be great fun!

© 2019 Isaac Yaw Asiedu Nunoofio

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