Sunday, February 3, 2013

Eating Lean and Clean 2013 - Recipe #4

Black-Eyed Peas with a Healthy Twist

Prep Time: 5 minutes    Cook Time: 55 minutes    Servings: 6


  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil

  • 4 Cloves of Garlic (minced)

  • 1/2 Cup diced onions

  • 4 Cups  Low Sodium Chicken Broth

  • 4 cups Fresh black eyed peas, or frozen, defrosted and drained

  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes (optional)

  • 1/4 Cup chopped scallions for garnish

Directions for this recipe

  1.  In a 3 - 5 quart Dutch oven, over medium heat; add olive oil, garlic and onion. Sauté until translucent.  Then add chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  2. Add black-eyed peas, reduce heat and simmer, covered, 30-40 minutes or until tender. ( Add a little water if necessary.  Then add red pepper flakes and let simmer for about 5 - 10 minutes, salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Place beans in a serving dish and add chopped scallions for garnish.  Serve over steamed white or brown rice.  

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