Black Eyed Peas are THE good fortune ingredient for a happy, healthy, and abundant New Year. Here is a delicious hearty soup recipe which allows you to use your leftover holiday ham (which is optional of course) as well as have a prosperous, happy New Year!
4 cloves garlic, diced
One large onion, chopped
3 glugs of extra virgin olive oil or canola oil
1-2 large bunches of collard greens, rinsed and chopped
1-2 carrots, diced
1 jalapeño, minced
5 small Yukon Gold Potatoes, diced
2 stalks of celery
1 lb dried black eyed peas, rinsed
1/2 pound of leftover Ham, cubed (I used Wilshire Farms Black Forest)
5 cups chicken broth
5 cups water or vegetable broth
10 cups water
1 teaspoon red pepper chili flakes
2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
salt & pepper to taste
Heat oil in a 12 qt pot over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, chiles, carrot, potatoes, jalapeño, ham and celery. Cook, stirring for about 20 minutes.
Add black eyed peas, broth, salt and pepper, water, and collard greens. Bring to a rolling boil for about 45 minutes.
Reduce heat to a medium-low and simmer for another 45 minutes, give or take. Stir in vinegar, serve piping hot with a swirl of olive oil on top. Enjoy!
Mmmm here's to a healthy and happy New Year!