I devised this recipe after a New Year's Day at a friend's house. She ate black-eyed peas for the good luck, not because she liked them! I challenged myself to come up with something not only edible, but delicious and nutritious as well! It's also deceptively simple (especially if you sub canned black-eyed peas for dried). I hope you like the results! This is delicious as-is or served over brown rice.


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10 mins
1 hr 10 mins
1 hr 20 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add black-eyed peas and boil for 1 minute. Drain.

  • Bring 3 cups water to a boil in the same pot and stir in ham seasoning. Add peas and simmer until tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  • Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and saute until soft, about 30 seconds. Add collard greens and cayenne; cover and cook until greens are soft, about 10 minutes. Add cooked black-eyed peas and heat through, about 5 minutes. Season with salt before serving.

Cook's Notes:

You can use two 15-ounce cans of black-eyed peas instead of dried, and any other greens of your choice instead of collard greens.

Goya(R) ham seasoning is vegetarian, although good results can also be obtained without it!

Nutrition Facts

231 calories; protein 11.1g; carbohydrates 28.4g; fat 9.1g; cholesterol 10.2mg; sodium 547.3mg. Full Nutrition