Moroccan Black-Eyed Peas (Cowpeas)

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My daughters and I love growing heirloom purple hull peas, cowpeas, and black-eyed peas in our garden. This delicious Moroccan-style recipe smells so good while cooking and tastes so yummy.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups dried black-eyed peas (cowpeas)

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 ½ teaspoons sweet paprika

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 3 ½ cups water, or more if needed

Directions

  1. Place black-eyed peas into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand for 8 hours to overnight. Drain and rinse peas.

  2. Combine peas, onion, tomato sauce, olive oil, cilantro, garlic, salt, cumin, paprika, ginger, and cayenne pepper in a stockpot; pour 3 1/2 cups water over pea mixture. Bring water to a boil, decrease heat to low, cover pot, and simmer, stirring occasionally and adding more water if sauce gets too thick, until peas are tender, about 1 1/2 hours.

Cook's Note:

If using fresh picked peas, omit soaking process and reduce cook time by half.

Fresh parsley can be substituted for fresh cilantro. Hungarian paprika can be substituted for sweet paprika.

Quick-soak method for peas: add washed peas to pot of boiling water; immediately remove from heat and soak for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

242 Calories
14g Fat
23g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 242
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 593mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 495mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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