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Author Notes: This is a quick and easy dish that I like to whip up when I need some vegetarian protein, but don't have a lot of time. I use canned black-eyed peas when I'm in a hurry, but you can also soak your own dried legumes. It reminds me a bit of the Middle Eastern Ful Mudammas with fava beans. The ingredient quantities are really just 'to taste', so it's hard to mess up.
Try this dish on New Year's Day for prosperity and good luck in the coming year! —clcatto
cans black-eyed peas (cowpeas) drained and rinsed
1/2 to 1
cups fruity extra virgin olive oil
tablespoons lemon juice
cup chopped scallions
cup chopped fresh tomatoes
curly parsley, chopped
crumbled chevre, to taste
salt and pepper, to taste
dashes red pepper flakes
cloves garlic, minced or chopped
- Drain and rinse the beans (if using canned).
- Add to a medium-sized pan, pour in olive oil and add chopped garlic. Make sure you have enough olive oil so that the beans can simmer in adequate liquid.
- Simmer beans until they start to soften, about 10-15 minutes over medium heat.
- Add lemon juice, scallions, tomatoes and spices and simmer for another 5 minutes or until everything becomes slightly soft. Adjust ingredients to your liking.
- Remove from heat and mix in parsley and crumbled chevre. Serve immediately with crusty french bread or roasted potatoes.