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Instant Pot Vegan Black-Eyed Peas

Cultivator Kitchen
Quick & easy vegan black-eyed peas made in the Instant Pot


  • 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!