Vegan Southern Greens

A spicy, savory, vegan dish with loads of fresh veggies and black-eyed peas. So delicious! Serve over rice as an entree or by itself as a side dish. Best enjoyed with a big glass of sweet tea.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 bunch kale, stemmed and chopped

  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, stemmed and chopped

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen black-eyed peas

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen sliced okra

  • ¾ cup vegetable broth

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • salt to taste

  • 1 large tomato, sliced

  • 4 small lemon wedges, or to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add garlic and cook until it begins to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add kale and chard, a handful at a time; continue to cook, stirring often, until greens brighten, about 3 minutes.

  2. Add black-eyed peas, okra, and vegetable broth; stir until incorporated with greens. Add cumin, chili powder, brown sugar, cayenne, and salt; bring to a boil.

  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.

  4. Serve topped with sliced tomatoes and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Cook's Notes:

Maple syrup can be used in place of brown sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

259 Calories
6g Fat
50g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 259
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 611mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 14g 51%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 241mg 1,203%
Calcium 364mg 28%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 1409mg 30%

* 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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