Black-Eyed Peas and Collard Greens

Mind-Blowing Soul Food!

It’s not mandatory to soak black-eyed peas first, but it reduces cooking time and makes them more digestible (i.e., less indigestion and gas!). It’s an extra step, but definitely worth it.

This one-pot wonder with hearty bacon, filling beans, and cooked collard leaves is incredibly delicious.

Both black-eyed peas and collard greens are nutritious foods. Black-eyed peas are an excellent source of fiber, protein, and various vitamins and minerals. Then, collard greens are rich in vitamins K, A, and C, as well as fiber.

Collard greens and black-eyed peas always go well with plenty of freshly baked cornbread, in keeping with Southern tradition. And while this is easily a meal on its own, it also makes a lovely side for other Southern main courses.