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New Year’s Soup with Black Eyed Peas & Collards

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: serves 6 1x


This hearty soup eats like a meal and will bring you all the luck, money and love you’ll need int he coming year. Guaranteed πŸ˜‰


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 large scallions, plus more for garnish
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 12 ounces collard greens, chopped (can use frozen)
  • 12 ounces black eyed peas (can use frozen)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 15 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 lb ham, diced


  1. In a large pot, heat the oil over moderately low heat. Add the scallion bulbs and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the collard greens, black-eyed peas, water, broth, hot sauce, and salt to the pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally, until the black-eyed peas are tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. Stir the ham into the soup and cook until the ham is warmed through, about 2 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the pepper and vinegar. Garnish with scallions and more hot sauce if desired.