Aug 3, 2010

southern black-eyed pea soup

I made soup tonight! Black-eyed peas, southern greens and okra. Great flavors! Pressure cooking black-eyed peas are ready in 10 minutes (no soaking required). I added the onions, peppers, celery (the trinity) and garlic to the pressure cooker to cook everything in a single bang. After the pressure cooker was done I stirred in some greens - the residual heat wilted the greens just enough.

The okra needs to be used as soon as you slice it to avoid sliminess. I tossed them with some cornmeal - reminiscent of cornbread - and fried them in a little oil. 

Although the kids didn't care for the soup, they did keep saying, "Pass the okra!" David and I liked all of it.

Cost Breakdown:
okra: $3.50 
pepper, onion, celery, garlic: $2
peas: $1
cornmeal, spices: $.50 
greens: $2
Total to feed a family of 6:


  1. Not a vegan, but I do love the sound of this dish! Black eyed peas are favorites of mine. Thanks!

  2. No need to be a vegan to eat good food! If you'd like a recipe, give me a shout-out and I will print it up.


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