Mediterranean Black-Eyed Pea Stew
Looking for a healthy and high protein meal? Then you should absolutely try this Mediterranean-style Black-Eyed Pea Stew. It is simple to cook with basic ingredients and spices. You can prepare it as a one-pot meal or serve as a side. Black-Eyed peas are a great source of protein and fiber so even one portion will keep you full for many hours. If you are unsure where to start cooking with extra virgin olive oil, this easy and nutritious dish is a great place to start.
Soak black-eyed peas in cold water for at least 5-6 hours then rinse them well. This process will reduce your cooking time and make your black-eyed pea stew very tender.
Chop vegetables and sauté them in a decent amount of extra virgin olive oil on medium heat for a few minutes.
Add your diced tomatoes and sauté for a few more minutes.
Add black-eyed peas and stir until mixed.
Add water and spices.
Cover and cook on low heat for 45 minutes.
Stir half of the chopped parsley into the stew when finished, and use the rest to garnish.