These are the BEST Vegan Black-eyed Peas! These beans are part of a special New Year’s Day meal in my family. I ‘veganized’ the recipe and also made it quick & easy to make in the Instant Pot. These are sooo flavorful, they are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Pressure cooking beans is the way to go if you make beans from scratch! There’s no soaking overnight or watching them boil for hours on the stovetop. The Instant Pot is an electric pressure cooker and it makes it even easier, you just set the time and go make the rest of the meal 🙂
In my family, which is a common tradition in the south of the US, we have black-eyed peas, collard greens & rice every year on New Year’s Day. Each ingredient in the meal has a meaning, it’s said this combo will give you ‘health, wealth & happiness’ all year long. But of course you can make these black-eyed peas anytime of the year, they’re delicious!
Instant Pot Vegan Black-Eyed Peas
- 1 lb black-eyed peas
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tbsp parsley flakes
- 3 tsp sea salt, divided
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 dried red chili peppers
- 2 tbsp coconut aminos
- 6 cups water (plus more for sauteing)
- Set the Instant Pot to saute mode and add 2 tablespoons of water to cook the onion and garlic with 1 tsp of sea salt.
- When the water has mostly cooked off, add the coconut aminos and stir to combine. Let cook for 1 minute then add your spices.
- Stir the spices in and let them cook another 2 minutes. Then add your bay leaf and dried chili peppers. Leave these last 2 whole so you can remove them at the end.
- Add your black-eyed peas and turn and cancel saute mode on the Instant Pot.
- Add 6 cups of water and put on the Instant Pot lid and set the valve to 'sealing.'
- Set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook for 15 minutes. Let the steam release naturally.
- Remove the lid and stir in the remaining 2 tsp of sea salt. Serve & enjoy!
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