Black eyed beans are super nutritious and tasty, yet truly under-utilised in our kitchens. Black eyed beans don't need soaking, either. Try recipes for everything from black eyed bean curry to black eyed bean salad here.
This recipe is based on a traditional Caribbean favourite. It's made with black-eyed beans or red kidney beans, which are called peas in Jamaica – hence the name of the dish. Red pepper has been added for extra vegetable content and a small amount of lean, smoked bacon lifts the flavour.
Speed up the process by using a tin of black eyed beans, if you prefer. This tastes best served at room temperature. It makes a wonderful dip for tortilla crisps, or served on top of toasted ciabatta bread.
The creamy texture of black-eyed beans works particularly well in warming, spicy soups. This one is filling enough to make a hearty main course. A scattering of grated cheese melting into the soup is the finishing touch.
A wonderful salsa, to be eaten along with a meal or used a dip. This salsa is made with avocados, tomatoes, sweetcorn, black eye beans, coriander and seasoning.
This is a Pakistani dish. Whenever my mother makes this there is none left. She isn't heavy handed with spices, which makes her cooking light, yet aromatic. We usually eat this dish with warm roti, raita and finely sliced onion with a splash of lemon juice.