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 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.
Contrasting flavours of sweet, spicy and earthy combine in this thick, hearty soup.
This is a very easy and warming stew that is perfect for the slow cooker. Easily tweaked according to your own taste and preferences. You can omit the salmon and have it as a vegetarian meal and adjust the amount of pepper depending on how hot you like it. I put this on in the morning before leaving for work and come home 9 hours later to a yummy dish! Serve with crusty bread or Jamaican sweet bread for extra authenticity.
This is a typical Brazilian recipe of cooked black eye beans blended with coconut milk. It is often served with coconut rice and fish.
I had some pork casserole chunks and just emptied my cupboards and fridge to make a casserole with it. Turned out gorgeous and so easy to make in one pot! The other great thing about this recipe is you can really use what ever veg you have in the fridge. I've even done it with sprouts. Nice winter warmer :)
Canned pulses are a fantastic convenience food and can be transformed into a healthy meal in moments. Here they are tossed in a spicy dressing with fresh green beans and mozzarella. Enjoy with warm garlic bread.
A variety of dried beans and lentils in a jar with a recipe attached - makes a great gift. Ask your butcher for a ham hock to make the soup with. It adds good flavour.
A chunky, filling spicy tomato and bean salsa. Serve with plenty of tortilla chips because it's very addictive!
The mild, sweet flavour and chewy texture of pearl barley is combined here with black-eyed beans and lots of colourful vegetables. A fresh-tasting tomato and mint dressing adds a summery feel to this wholesome salad. Serve on its own for lunch or supper, with some fresh fruit to follow.
This vegan-friendly soup is a meal in itself. It's healthy, packed full of vegetables and flavour. Sweet potatoes are simmered with kale, okra, tomato and black eye beans in a spiced coconut soup.