Greek Black-Eyed Peas and Spinach (Recipe)

Jan 6, 2022

Greek Black-Eyed Peas and Spinach (Recipe)


✅ ½ pound dry black-eyed peas

✅ 1 bay leaf

✅ ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil (I use Kasandrinos)

✅ ½ onion chopped

✅ 1 carrot sliced

✅ ½ red bell pepper chopped
✅ 1 pound fresh spinach washed

✅ 8 ounces canned crushed tomatoes or 2 small tomatoes crushed in a food processor

✅ ½ teaspoon fine salt

✅ 2 teaspoons breadcrumbs

✅ Lemon for serving

✅ Ground black pepper

✅ 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped


1️⃣ In a large pot cook the black-eyed peas with a bay leaf for about 30-35 minutes, until they are almost done. Drain and set aside.

2️⃣ In a medium pot, heat the olive oil and sauté the onion, carrot and pepper for about 5 minutes. Add the spinach and continue heating for another 2-3 minutes until spinach wilts.

3️⃣ Add the beans, the crushed tomatoes and ¾ cup hot water and ½ teaspoon salt and mix. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat and simmer for 25 minutes until sauce is thick. Make sure to check the water levels while simmering, adding more hot water as needed. Right before removing from the heat add 2 teaspoons breadcrumbs and mix well, to thicken the sauce even more.

4️⃣ Let it cool for 5 minutes and serve with a squeeze of lemon, parsley, fresh ground pepper and feta.


Servings : 4
Ready in : 60 Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Recipe Type : Greek, Mediterranean
Ingredient : Beef, Eggplant, Tomatoes, Zucchini

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