Go Back
+ servings
Print Recipe
5 from 8 votes

New Years Black Eyed Peas and Greens

All you need is 20 minutes to make this nutrient packed, plant-based meal that's thought to bring good luck in the new year!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 249kcal


  • 2 tablespoons oil I like avocado oil
  • 1 yellow onion finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 bundles of greens about 5 cups, stem removed and chopped (collard greens, swiss chard, kale, etc.)
  • ½-1 cup vegetable broth I like Better Than Bouillon
  • 2 15-ounce cans black eyed peas drained and rinsed
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • In a large skillet, warm the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for about 3 minutes, until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes, until fragrant.
  • To the skillet, add the greens and 1/2 cup vegetable broth. Cover with a lid and cook until greens start to wilt. The time will vary depending on the variety of greens you choose. Chard cooks in just a few minutes while kale takes a little longer and collards take the longest. Keep an eye on them as they cook, stirring intermittently and adding more broth, if needed.
  • Once the greens are cooked, add the cooked black eyed peas. Stir and cook until heated through. Squeeze in the fresh lemon juice and sprinkle with crushed red pepper. Serve warm with salt & pepper (to taste) and enjoy!


I like to serve this meal with Vegan Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins for extra staying power.


Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 351IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 3mg