Black-Eyed Peas and Collards Wrap

Here in the south (Yes, the U.S. Census Bureau considers Oklahoma a southern state!), black-eyes peas and collards are eaten on New Year's for luck (peas) and money (greens). This delicious recipe, from 400 Calorie Fix: The Easy New Rule for Permanent Weight Loss!, will keep you coming back for luck throughout the year! 

While surfing Flickr's mouth watering food photography, I noticed that The Hungry Dude's wrap their black-eyes peas and collards in a tortilla wrap. How yummy is that! So if you like wrap sandwiches, try it out. If that doesn't sound appealing, make this recipe as a delicious side to any meal. Mission Wraps are around 210 calories each, so you'll get a total of 370 calories for the whole shebang.

1 serving = 1 cup
Amount per serving
Calories:160 ♥ Fat: 5g ♥ Saturated fat: 0.5g ♥ Protein: 9g ♥ Carbohydrate: 21g ♥ Fiber: 6g ♥ Sodium: 440mg ♥ Calcium: 15%

Black-Eyed Peas and Collards


  • 3/4 pound collard greens or other greens such as kale, mustard, or turnip 
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (15-16 ounces) black eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 meatless smoked sausage finely chopped (such as Lightlife Chorizo Style)
  1. Remove the tough stems from the collard greens. Place the leaves in a large bowl with water to remove any dirt and grit.
  2. Drain, rinse well, and cut into strips.
  3. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  4. Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft about two minutes.
  5. Add the black-eyes peas, broth, liquid smoke, and meatless sausage; Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low.
  6. Cover and simmer until the greens are soft, up to 40 minutes.
  7. If desired, remove the lid during the last 5 minutes to boil off some of the liquid.
  8. Remove from stove.
  9. Spoon black-eyes peas and collards onto warmed tortillas.
  10. Roll tortilla up tight and enjoy!
Interested in more 400 calorie recipes?

400 Calorie Fix: The Easy New Rule for Permanent Weight Loss!The 400 Calorie Fix Cookbook: 400 All-New Simply Satisfying Meals400 Calorie Dinners