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vegan black eyed pea soup
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Vegan Black Eyed Pea Soup with Kale

This vegan black eyed pea soup combines a blend of vegetables in a tomato broth with hearty black eyed peas and nutrient dense kale for a flavorful winter soup perfect for ringing in the New Year, or anytime!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time29 mins
Total Time39 mins
Course: Main Course, Soups
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 144kcal
Author: Alison Corey


  • 15 oz can of black eyed peas rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 3 cups chopped kale
  • salt to taste
  • parsley to garnish


  • Dice onion, green pepper, celery, and carrots.
  • Add ¼ cup of vegetable stock to the pot. Sauté onions on medium heat until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, sauté an additional minute. Add green pepper, celery, and carrots. Sauté an additional 5 minutes.
  • Add the remaining vegetable stock, 3 ¾ cups, diced tomatoes, and rinsed and drained black eyed peas. Stir in spices and add bay leaf.
  • Cover and simmer on low-medium heat for 20 minutes. Remove bay leaf.
  • Stir in kale until wilted. Add salt to taste.



  1. You can prep your own dried black eyed peas, use a 15 oz can of drained and rinsed black eyed peas, or get prepped black eyed peas in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. I got mine in a pre-prepped package at Trader Joe's.
  2. Be sure to rinse and drain your black eyed peas if using canned or packaged. This will reduce the salt.
  3. If prepping your own black eyed peas use ¾ cup dried. Pre-cook the black eyed peas before adding them to the recipe.
  4. Substitute your favorite leafy green if you're not a fan of kale. Collard greens are the traditional green used with black eyed peas, but you can also use spinach, or Swiss chard.
  5. Add an additional cup of black eyed peas for a more stew like consistency.


Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 656mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 7096IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 3mg