Spicy Black-eye peas soup

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This spicy black-eye peas soup is hearty, warming, comforting and filling. Loaded with vegetables to make this the perfect meal. Here are the facts: It is raining, it is cold, I have on fuzzy socks, I am making soup. Not just any kind of soup, this is a spicy black eye peas soup. It’s loaded with spinach, bell peppers, black eye peas, mushrooms, broth and turkey bacon. Yeah I did that. I had to! I really really had to. Let’s do the darn thing! This spicy black-eye peas soup is hearty, warming, comforting and filling. Loaded with vegetables to make this the perfect meal. I used Turkey bacon to add another layer of flavor. It is lean and isn’t everything better with turkey bacon? But not all turkey bacons are created equal. I found this turkey bacon at whole foods- it is uncured and 94% fat free. I am not one to count calories over taste but this one is above and beyond in taste. It is the Wellshire uncured thick slice turkey bacon. This is not a sponsored of affiliate post I just love it that much.   This spicy black-eye peas soup is hearty, warming, comforting and filling. Loaded with vegetables to make this the perfect meal. I woke up this morning to a thunderstorm that woke all the kids. It was not a good start to my day. However, if there is a bright side to all of that- I secretly look forward to rainy days because I love having a big bowl of soup and bread. I want it hot, spicy and hearty. This soup isn’t one of those soups that leave you unsatisfied and wanting more. This is a robust soup with bold flavors that leave your insides warm and comforted.   This is another layer of flavor- I allow the garlic and red pepper flakes to release their flavor into the olive oil. And because this is a mostly a vegetable soup. It needs the healthy fat from this olive oil mixture. This is another one of those trust exercises. This spicy black-eye peas soup is hearty, warming, comforting and filling. Loaded with vegetables to make this the perfect meal. At the very last minute add the spinach. And the key to spinach is add twice as much as you think you want or need. This spicy black-eye peas soup is hearty, warming, comforting and filling. Loaded with vegetables to make this the perfect meal. I’m glad it’s soup season. I mean really can anything be as good as a bowl of warm soup? This spicy black-eye peas soup is hearty, warming, comforting and filling. Loaded with vegetables to make this the perfect meal. Make this soup as soon as you get home. It will warm you from your head to your toes. Nom on friends Nom on!!!!

Spicy Black-eye peas soup

Ingredients

  • 2 cans low sodium black eye peas
  • 8 oz baby portabella mushrooms
  • 4 slices uncured turkey bacon
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 large onion
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Pepper garnish:
  • 2 gloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • In a large dutch oven, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil. Add chopped up turkey bacon. sauté until crisp and remove the turkey bacon from pan and set aside.
  • Add chopped onion. Allow to cook until the become transparent. Add mince garlic and chopped mushrooms. Allow the mushroom to turn golden brown approx. 1-2 minutes. Add stock, black eye peas, thymes, bay leaf and bell pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
  • In a small pan, add olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes. Allow the olive oil to heat but do not allow the garlic to brown. Approximately 1-2 minute.
  • Add the pepper and garlic oil to the soup. Stir and taste. Add salt and pepper as needed. Top with crisp turkey bacon.
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  1. It raining, I’m hungry this has to be made asap!!!!

    1. Thank you Beth!!!! I am so glad you are going to make it. I hope you enjoyed it. 🙂

  2. This soup looks awesome! (As do all of your recipes). I’m over here re-pinning like crazy. Thanks for sharing! 😀

    1. Thank you so much Diane! You are so kind. 🙂

  3. Your pictures are gorgeous. Interested how you got the lighting to work so well?

    This soup seems perfect for the weather we’ve been having in Louisiana!

    1. Thank you Celina. I used natural lighting. Basically I found a spot in my kitchen and positioned the pot/bowl so that I got light coming in from the back(back lighting). I think my camera settings were ISO-100, F-5.6 and 0.4 SEC. I use a Canon btw. Hope that helps 🙂

  4. Oh my yum! This looks amazingly delicious. And healthy. Pinning for later!

  5. It is so refreshing to see a good Black Eyed Pea recipe! I love them! Especially with cornbread. Thank you for sharing. New food blogger friend in me!

  6. What a delicious soup! Saving this one to try. It’s been so cold here, this would be perfect.

  7. This looks like the perfect winter comfort food. What a delicious soup!

  8. This soup looks amazing. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. This looks so delicious! I LOVE black eyed peas!!

    -Betsy
    http://www.goldwilldigger.com

  10. Yum! This recipe sounds absolutely delicious! I will keep this idea in mind when I need something new to feed my family.

  11. This looks so good. The pictures are really beautifully done. I added it to my pinterest so I can give it a try. Soup is always a big hit here during Michigan winters. Thanks for sharing.

  12. I need some soup in my life today! This looks fantastic 🙂

  13. This looks amazing! It is so cold today… I’m going to make this for dinner.

  14. I’m all over the soup right now, too! This one looks delish – love the turkey bacon idea 🙂

  15. This looks so delicious and would be so easy to make vegan! I’m going to have to try!

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