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., October 2020


Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.)

  • 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.

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


Equipment: Electric multicooker

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup
153 calories; fat 1g; sodium 303mg; carbohydrates 28g; dietary fiber 9g; protein 10g; sugars 5g; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin a iu 591IU.