Spicy Black-Eyed Pea Soup

In the South, the tradition goes that if you eat black-eyed peas as the first food on New Year’s Day, it will bring you luck and prosperity throughout the year ahead.

We think it will bring you luck anytime this season! 🙂

Why not bring some good luck (and fiber and nutrients) into your life?

Here’s the deal on making your own black-eyed pea soup:


– 1 bag dried black-eyed peas, prepared using quick soak method or three 15oz cans black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed

– 1 medium onion, chopped

– 1-24oz can tomato sauce

– 1-6oz can no salt added tomato paste

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– 3 – 4 cloves garlic, minced

– 1 teaspoon dried oregano

– Cayenne pepper to taste

– 15oz low sodium chicken broth

– 6 cups water

– 1½ tablespoons red wine vinegar


Quick Soak Method: Add dried black-eyed peas to a large saucepan. Add 6 to 8 inches of water. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Cover and set aside to soak for one hour. Drain water.

Place all ingredients except red wine vinegar in a slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours. Add vinegar before serving.

Alternatively, place all ingredients except red wine vinegar in a large pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and simmer for approximately 1 hour or until peas are soft. Add vinegar before serving.


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