Enjoy flavorful and classic Southern black-eyed peas. seasoned with onions, garlic, peppers, and thyme.

Southern Black Eyed Peas

Since moving to Florida, I notice that fresh peas are very popular in the grocery stores.  These fresh peas like field peas, butter peas, and black-eyed peas can be prepared quickly and they taste buttery when done. For the purpose of this recipe, I will use dry black-eyed peas instead. I soak the peas overnight but you really don't have to. For a Southern flavor, I substituted the traditional ham hock with tofu pups hot dog to add a smoky flavor but you don't have to at all, other options include liquid smoke, smoked paprika, even chipotle pepper or whatever you desire.  I enjoyed my black-eyed peas with Cornbread, stewed potatoes, and Vegan Southern-Style Collard Greens and it was so delicious,  comforting and hearty. Hmmm, perfect dish to enjoy during these wintry days! You can also serve it with my Cornbread Casserole.

Southern Black Eyed Peas (Vegan)


Per 100g
122 kcal / 510 kJ
4 g
9 g
11 g


For: 8 servings
15 min
1 h 36 min
Ready in:
1 h 51 min


  1. Add peas to 6 cups of water in a large bowl and soak overnight. Drain peas and rinse. Place peas in a large pot with 6 cups of water and bring to boil on medium-high. Cover and reduce heat to a  simmer for about 45 minutes or until peas are tender. If they are drying out before being tender then add extra water or vegetable broth.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a small skillet over medium, cut each hot dogs into coins and saute until golden brown. Set aside.
  3. Stir in onion, garlic, bell pepper, thyme, cayenne, hot dog coins or smoked paprika and salt into the peas and continue to cook until sauce is thickened. Delicious served with cornbread and collards greens.


Southern Black-Eyed Peas (Vegan)