Dec 13

Kale and Black Eye Pea Soup

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Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay (the 13th)!

Today’s Friday Foodie Feature is Kale & Black Eye Pea Soup

Sunday I purchased a container of CutnClean Kale from Safeway to be used in my salads for the week.  However, after hearing the weather forecast for more snow I decided to use it to make a Crock Pot soup with Black Eye Peas.

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In the winter, my grandmother used to make the best homemade vegetable soups using ingredients she already had in the refrigerator, freezer or pantry.  So in keeping with tradition I used some leftover celery stalks, an onion, garlic, carrots and Bouillon cubes to make this soup.


  • Dry Black Eye Peas – 1/2 bag
  • Kale – 1/2 package
  • Celery – diced
  • Carrots – diced
  • Onion – diced
  • Garlic – diced
  • Bouillon Cubes (2)
  • Water
  • Olive Oil
  • Black Pepper
  • Smoked Turkey Necks (optional)

Mama Midget (yes that was her name), never used measuring cups or spoons so neither do I especially when using the Crock Pot.  I just throw in what I have or think is enough.

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Rinse and drain 1/2 bag of dry Black Eye peas  

Add 2 Bouillon Cubes to 3 cups of hot water

Pour Olive Oil into Crock Pot just enough to cover bottom

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Chop onion, garlic, carrots and celery and add to Crock Pot

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Add Kale and sprinkle with Black Pepper

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Pour in Bouillon Stock, adding more water to cover all ingredients if necessary

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Stir and if desired add Smoked Turkey Legs or Necks

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Cover and cook on low 8 hour, high 4 hours – depending on Crock Pot model.  Don’t forget to make some Skillet Corn Bread!

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Nothing beats walking into the house on a cold and snowy day to the smell and taste of “good ole homemade soup”!

I miss you Mama – RIP!

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Do you make any of your mother’s/grandma’s favorite recipes?

Come on over and join in on the Family Friday Link Up Party!




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  1. Cut 'N Clean Greens

    That soup sounds fantastic! Thank you so much for putting our SuperKALE to such good use! We agree with you entirely that the best soups are made from what is on hand.

    –Your friendly Southern California farmers at Cut ‘N Clean Greens

    1. DelBlogger

      Thank you, I enjoyed it and look forward to make more purchases of the product. Have a Super Saturday!

  2. Missy Homemaker

    Thank you so much for linking up on Family Fridays today. This soup looks absolutely delicious! I love kale in foods, but can you believe I’ve never had black eyed peas? We will be trying this before the winter is out. 🙂

    1. DelBlogger

      Happy Saturday. Black Eye Peas are a southern dish and very healthy. When you make this or any other soup let me know. Enjoy!

  3. craftysorcha

    Your soup sounds lovely!
    Soup is great, once you have the basics, you can just throw practically any veg in there. Great for warming up on those cold days.
    I also have great memories of my Granny’s soup, yum!

    1. DelBlogger

      Yes, “kitchen sink soup” is very healthy and fun to make. Hope you are having a super Saturday!

      1. craftysorcha

        Yes thank you! It’s still early but later on we will go to the city centre to the Christmas market, there is even a temporary ice rink! 🙂
        Hope you have a lovely Sunday too!

  4. Janise

    I totally need to try this recipe…looks delish and healthy!


    1. DelBlogger

      Yes and it’s so easy to make – let me know if you do. Have a wonderful week ahead.

  5. Kirsten

    Oh my this sounds so good. When I read the title my husband said oh damn where LOL I guess he thought I had made it 🙂 It is definitely on my list!

    1. DelBlogger

      Then you know what you have to do….thanks and tell hubby I also appreciated the comment. Have a blessed week!

  6. sunlightbeauty

    looks yummy!

    1. DelBlogger

      Thank you, it was and oh so filling too! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  7. Journey of a chocolate chic

    looks really good I am vegan so I will try it vegan style thank you so much for sharing

    1. DelBlogger

      oh great, let me know how it turns out – have a wonderful weekend!

  8. cindy knoke

    Merry, Merry Christmas to you and your family awesome one!

    1. DelBlogger

      I hope you and that family had a very Merry Christmas and wishes for a prosperous and blessed New Year.

  9. Kirsten

    Heading to the grocery today, had to come back and write down the ingredients making this for New Years Day! My Mom always said you have to have Black Eyed Peas on New Years Day so this is a great way to do just that.

    1. DelBlogger

      Thanks for the inspiration for today’s post – did you get your Black Eye Peas?

  10. Antionette Blake

    Yes, I bought my bag of Black Eye Peas yesterday, it’s a New Years Tradition including collard greens to be eaten at midnight for luck and prosperity going into the new year!

  11. cindy knoke


    1. DelBlogger

      Thanks, I can’t wait to make it again this fall.

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