Two Cypriot specialties--good olive oil and fresh lemons--lend sunny flavor to this simple bean dish, served as a side in Cyprus. Chard adds a hearty touch. Top with a dollop of Greek yogurt, or nondairy yogurt to keep it vegan, for a meatless meal.
Place black-eyed peas and 1 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Cover with cold water by 2 inches and soak overnight.
Drain and rinse the peas. Transfer to a medium saucepan with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover with 4 cups water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook until the peas are almost tender, about 15 minutes. Drain.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add chard; cook, stirring occasionally, until the greens are slightly wilted, 2 to 3 minutes more. Add the peas, broth and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the peas are tender, about 20 minutes.
Serve warm, drizzled with the remaining 2 tablespoons each oil and lemon juice.
I thought it was delicious! I may have used more lemon juice than the recipe called for. I didn't measure it.