Black-Eyed Pea Soup

Black-Eyed Pea Soup

Published February 22, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 4
Total Time: 60 min

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 45 min


If you can't find frozen black-eyed peas, pick up the canned variety. Just make sure to rinse them at least twice to reduce the sodium added to preserve them.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: approximately 1 1/2 cups
Calories per serving: 222
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.0g 12%
Saturated Fat 2.0g 10%
Sodium 483mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 26.0g 9%
Protein 12.0g 17%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 slices smoked turkey bacon, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 6 cups collard greens, roughly chopped
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (16 oz.) package frozen black-eyed peas

Step by Step:

  1. In a large Dutch oven or soup pot, cook chopped bacon in oil until crisp and brown.
  2. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Cook onions in hot oil until translucent, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds.
  5. Stir in greens and cook 7 to 8 minutes or until wilted.
  6. Add broth and water and bring mixture to a simmer.
  7. Add peas and cook 30 minutes or until greens are tender.
  8. Serve garnished with cooked bacon.