Southern Field Peas

Southern Field PeasRecipe
Photo: Oxmoor House
The Southerners in the Cooking Light Test Kitchen love this dish. It uses pink-eyed peas, which are a local favorite, but feel free to use black-eyed peas instead.


Serves 6 (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Total time: 38 Minutes

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Total: 38 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 167
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
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 320 mg
Calcium 157 mg


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 freshly ground black pepper


1. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add peas, 3 cups water, and bacon; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, partially covered, 30 minutes or until tender. Discard bacon. Stir in salt and pepper.