Basic Pot of Peas

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Basic Pot of PeasRecipe
Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

Although this recipe calls for pink-eyed peas, you can use black-eyed peas or other local varieties.

6 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)


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2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups fresh pink-eyed peas
3 cups water
3 bacon slices
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add peas, water, and bacon; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, partially covered, 30 minutes or until tender. Discard bacon. Stir in salt and pepper.

Created date

September 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 167
Caloriesfromfat 28 %
Fat 5.3 g
Satfat 1.6 g
Monofat 2.8 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 4.1 g
Carbohydrate 26.1 g
Fiber 6.3 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Sodium 588 mg
Calcium 157 mg