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Basic Pot of Peas

Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Although this recipe calls for pink-eyed peas, you can use black-eyed peas or other local varieties.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.