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Bone Building Black-Eyed Peas and Collard Greens

Black-eyed peas contain considerable amounts of both calcium and magnesium and collard greens are loaded with vitamin K which works in conjunction with calcium and magnesium to help build and maintain strong and healthy joints!

This recipe is not only loaded with bone-building vitamins and minerals, it has a ton of flavor as well!

This is a great side dish or can be eaten as a meal all on its own!

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of organic black-eyed peas

3 tablespoons organic extra virgin olive oil

1 large organic onion, chopped

3 large organic cloves, minced

2 pounds of organic collard greens, stemmed, washed and cut into ribbons

Sea salt to taste

Fresh ground organic black pepper to tasted

2 tablespoons organic tomato paste

1/2 cup chopped fresh organic dill

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Combine black-eyed peas with half the onion and one of the garlic cloves in the saucepan. Add enough water to cover the vegetables and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the bay leaf, and reduce the heat.
  4. Cover and simmer 30 minutes, until the beans are just tender.
  5. In a large, ovenproof lidded skillet or Dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil over medium heat and add the remaining onion and garlic.
  6. Stir in the greens.
  7. Add the tomato paste and stir together.Add the beans and enough cooking liquid to barely cover everything.
  8. Cover and place in the oven for 30 minutes.
  9. Uncover the pot, and add a bit of liquid if the beans are dry.
  10. Stir in the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and the dill.
  11. Cover and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes.
  12. Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  13. Serve and enjoy!

How did you peas and greens turn out? Let us know in the comments below!

Adapted from Nurtured Bones

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