Black-Eyed Pea

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Black-Eyed Peas & Okra


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 small bay leaves, preferably fresh
  • 2 cups black-eyed peas
  • 1-pound fresh okra, stem ends trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste


  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add onion; cook, stirring, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic; cook 1 minute.
  • Add broth and bay leaves; bringing to a boil.
  • Stir in peas.
  • Reduce heat; simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes.
  • Add okra, salt, pepper, and cayenne.
  • Simmer until tender, about 15 minutes.

Recipe by EatingWell.