Yum! I added in some beet greens with the collards since they were on hand, omitted the bacon to make it vegetarian, and used garbanzo and navy beans instead of black eyed peas (what I had on hand). I also added a splash of balsamic which gave the flavor some more depth. This soup made my evening!
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 soup about 2 weeks ago and ate it everyday last week for lunch. I loved it and its healthy. I cook some smoked pork necks in the chicken broth till the little bit of meat falls off the bones and put some of it back in the soup before I add the other ingredients. It has a great smokey flavor with very little fat. I'm making batch number 2 right now and am using fresh black eyed pea.
Cheryl, Richmond Hill, NY
Also a first time collard green and black eyed pea maker! ;) My husband and I loved this recipe but our 6 year old daughter wouldn't even try it as she said it looked weird. Accidentally forgot to add the bacon we had cooked but it was yummy w/out it! My husband thought the swiss cheese toasty bread would be weird but it was actually very good too! Definately will cook this again!
Shay, Ovieod, FL
This recipe was wonderful. I doubled the recipe and it was gone in two days! My husband and kids loved the collard greens which are so good for you.
Kim Perlman, Ann Arbor, MI
This was a surprising hit at our house. My husband discovered that he likes collard greens and doesn't mind garlic. He continues to ask for this soup now that it's all eaten up. Will make again soon.
Tina, Bellingham, WA