In the South, black-eyed peas and greens are traditionally eaten on New Year's Day to bring good luck and prosperity to the New Year. We like this stew anytime of year. Make it a meal: Spoon the black-eyed peas over white or brown rice.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September 1997


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until well browned, about 10 minutes.

  • Stir in peas, greens, tofu, water, hot sauce, salt and pepper; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook until greens and peas are tender, about 25 minutes. Adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and hot sauce, if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

145.6 calories; protein 11.8g 24% DV; carbohydrates 16.9g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 5.5g 22% DV; sugars 3.9g; fat 4.6g 7% DV; saturated fat 0.5g 3% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 8867.9IU 177% DV; vitamin c 6.7mg 11% DV; folate 127.2mcg 32% DV; calcium 164.5mg 17% DV; iron 2.9mg 16% DV; magnesium 94.1mg 34% DV; potassium 415mg 12% DV; sodium 598.3mg 24% DV; thiamin 0.4mg 38% DV.