Black-eyed Pea Soup

Yummy! We don’t get black-eyed peas much, but we found these at our Indian grocery store in Vientiane last time we were there. This was a great way to use them. It reminds me of the Hoppin’ John dish that my mom used to make for New Year’s Day except that hers had ham in it. Thanks to Susanina’s Vegetarian Kitchen where I got the idea for this soup.

1 lb dry black-eyed peas

2 T olive oil

1 onion, chopped

1 garlic clove, chopped

4 C broth

1/2 C rice

3 C tomatoes, chopped

1/2 t cumin

1/2 t cayenne

1/2 t black pepper

1 t salt

2 bay leaves

cheddar cheese (optional)

green onions

  • Cook the (unsoaked) black-eyed peas in a pressure cooker with 4 C water for 15 minutes.
  • Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil in a large soup pot.
  • Add all the other ingredients to the pot, including the cooked black-eyed peas.
  • Simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Serve topped with shredded cheddar cheese and green onions.

Serves 8

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2 responses to “Black-eyed Pea Soup

  1. looks yummy guys! i love seeing all of these yummy things that you make…it is inspirational and i can totally picture you guys cooking and eating together. i got a breadmaker at a thrift store a few weeks ago, and i think of you, sarah, and the yummy bread you made at koinonia, every time i make bread. i miss you guys. love, grace

  2. Thanks Grace! I love reading your blog too. Bread makers are fun, huh? We have some friends here who go through a loaf every day, so they were really happy when someone brought them a breadmaker from the Netherlands! I actually really enjoy making bread and we don’t go through as much, so it’s not too much work. We miss you too and we’re happy for you.

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