Instant-Pot Vegan Black-Eyed Peas

The Instant Pot makes quick work of cooking up these vegan black-eyed peas. Fresh and dried spices and onion lend rich flavor to this simple bean dish.

Instant-Pot Vegan Black-Eyed Peas
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr


  • 8 cups water

  • 1 pound dried black-eyed peas, rinsed

  • ½ medium white onion, peeled

  • 2 ½ teaspoons smoked paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 dried bay leaves

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • cup chopped red bell pepper


  1. Place water, black-eyed peas, onion half, smoked paprika, cayenne and bay leaves in a programmable pressure multicooker (such as Instant Pot; times, instructions and settings may vary according to cooker brand or model). Cover the cooker and lock the lid in place. Turn steam release handle to Sealing position. Select Manual/Pressure Cook setting. Select High pressure for 20 minutes. (It will take 15 to 17 minutes for the cooker to come up to pressure before cooking begins.)

  2. When cooking is complete, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes. Carefully turn the steam release handle to Venting position and let the steam fully escape (the float valve will drop; this will take 2 to 3 minutes). Remove the lid from the cooker. Remove and discard the onion and bay leaves. Stir in parsley, thyme, vinegar, salt and ground pepper.

  3. Top each serving evenly with bell pepper (about 1 tablespoon each). Serve immediately.


Equipment: Electric multicooker

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

153 Calories
1g Fat
28g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Serving Size 3/4 cup
Calories 153
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 10g 20%
Total Fat 1g 1%
Vitamin A 591IU 12%
Sodium 303mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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