I made and served this for a New Year's Day soup lunch... It is excellent and was a great hit. I didn't do the bread/cheese on top (time issue), but will try it next time!
Collard Green & Black-Eyed Pea Soup
From EatingWell: January/February 2008
Antioxidant-rich collard greens and fiber-packed black-eyed peas have a starring role in this nutritious soup. There's no need for loads of ham or salt pork—just a small amount of bacon gives it a wonderful smoky flavor. You can skip the bacon and substitute vegetable broth for chicken broth for a great vegetarian dish.
24 Reviews for Collard Green & Black-Eyed Pea Soup
I made this in the slow cooker. I thought it turnde out pretty good, although my husband thought it was just alright.
I made this soup again this year and the guest at my house sampled it until it was gone. I had to remake this soup 3 times because everybody wanted more and/or a second helping. Several guest wanted the recipe, but I refused! I told them "ancient chinese secret!"
I have made this soup two years in a row and love it. Everyone I have served it to has liked it: kids, men and women. I gave my dad a tablespoon sampling telling him he needed good luck for the year and he skeptically ate it and then when back for more. Definitely a good healthy recipe for getting your new years luck and prosperity going.