Black Eyed Pea and Kale Soup

January 3, 2012

Black eyed pea stew with kale is a healthy vegetable soup that is good and good for you.  This soup is flavored with aromatic garlic, spicy Cajun seasonings, and chicken sausage.  Kale is a hearty green leafy vegetable rich in calcium, vitamin K, beta carotene, and more.  When placed in the soup, the leaves soften and become tender.  Canned black eyed peas would also work in this dish so long as they are not cooked for a lengthy period of time (or else they will break down too much).  Black eyed pea and kale soup is a healthy meal that you and your family will love.

Black Eyed Pea and Kale Soup

Ingredients:

4 cups black eyed peas, Soaked for 12 hours, rinsed and drained
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 ″s medium chicken sausage links, cut into 1 pieces and halved
4 cups kale, chopped
2 cups water
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
 
Directions:
 
Heat a large dutch oven over medium-high. Add 1 cup chicken broth, onion, garlic and chicken sausage. Cook down until broth is almost evaporated and onion and sausage starts to lightly brown. About 6 – 8 minutes.
 
Add remaining ingredients and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer for approximately two hours until peas are very tender and stew thickens.

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