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Black Eyed Peas

Recipe by Chef Marvin Woods


  • 1 pound dried black-eyed peas, sorted and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 


Soak peas in a pot or bowl overnight. Place a large pot on the stove over medium heat. Add oil, onions, and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add paprika, bay leaf, thyme, and red pepper flakes. Place peas in the pot and cover with water 2 inches over the peas. Cover pot and bring to a boil. Lower heat and cook for 35 to 40 minutes or until peas are tender. Remove from the heat. Discard bay leaf. Add pepper and check seasoning.


6 servings

Nutritional Information

Calories: 235
Fat: 6g
Cholesterol: 0g
Carbohydrate: 35.7g
Protein: 12.4g
Sodium: 132.4mg
Fiber: 11.2g

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