Green Black Eyed Peas


Today I am bringing you a simple recipe that will inspire you to have a home garden, that is if you don’t already. If you happened to catch my new year’s black eyed peas recipe, you know that I am not fond of dried black eyed peas, unless they have some serious flavor help, like my Spicy black eyed peas recipe. My husband has a great job, with amazing benefits. No not company benefits, benefits of food gifts, from patients. He had a wonderful, sweet lady last week that just so happens to have had a backyard garden full of delicious southern peas and greens.

Her freezer was packed so full of delicious peas from her bountiful harvest, she was able to share. I couldn’t have been happier when my husband came home with a freezer bag full of green black eyed peas. I had been missing them so much, I actually have been missing all of those wonderful southern peas lately. I have been able to find frozen commercial southern peas, but they just don’t taste the same as home grown. I had all but given up hope that I would be able to get my hands on any until we were able to purchase a home with an actual yard, so that I could plant whatever I wanted to eat. Then came this simple gift of peas, one of the best presents our family received this holiday season. The smell of the simmering peas was a comfort of home to me. Peas were such s staple of our diet when I was growing up. They are a cheap, protein packed food that are a diet staple for many southern families. To make them as shown in the picture, you shell the larger pods, and pick some very young tender pods to snap and add to the peas.

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Yield: Serves 4

Green Black Eyed Peas Recipe

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2 cups shelled fresh black eyed peas and snaps
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons butter
4 cups water


Add peas, butter, water, and salt to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to medium low, and cook for 30-45 minutes until tender.

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  9 Responses to “Green Black Eyed Peas”

  1. [email protected]'s Recipes — January 15, 2010 @ 2:04 pm

    That’s very easy, quick and very healthy.

  2. Joanne — January 15, 2010 @ 5:14 pm

    Wow this looks excellent! When I have patients, in the far far far future, I am definitely going to tell them to pay me in food. What a great gift!

  3. Beth Charette — January 15, 2010 @ 5:29 pm

    I had given up on these kinds of dishes, but when I saw this I thought I would give it one more try.

    I am happy I did.

    The dish was terrific, and I even got the rest of my family enthused about it.

    Chalk up one for the good guys.

  4. Issack Rajan — January 16, 2010 @ 3:11 am

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  5. sophia — January 17, 2010 @ 12:58 am

    Wow. I’ve never seen green black eyes peas before. Now, wouldn’t I like some fried chicken to go along with it!

  6. Nicole (Making Good Choices) — January 18, 2010 @ 8:01 pm

    I am dying to have my own garden! As soon as my husband and I buy a house outside NYC and I have a backyard you can bet I will have one!

  7. Natasha - 5 Star Foodie — January 18, 2010 @ 10:12 pm

    This sounds like such a nutritious and healthy side dish!

  8. Juliana — January 19, 2010 @ 1:19 am

    Green black eyed peas? This is totally new to me 🙂 Looks easy to prepare and yet yummie!

  9. Viola Gary — December 22, 2012 @ 9:04 pm

    You know, I love black-eyed peas. It is one of my favorite peas. I mix it with okra and it is delicious.

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