Carribean Black-Eyed Peas with Chard {Vegan, WFPB, Pressure Cooker}

Carribean?! When something, an island, drink, a meal, etc., is described as Carribean, it ignites a warmth and memorable desirable feeling of sand in my toes and sea breezes in my hair.  I love the flavors of mangoes, coconuts, and pineapples in everything from candies and smoothies to salad dressings and marinades.  So, when we blended those delicious flavors with the creamy, pressure-cooked black-eyed peas, I knew I was in for a treat.  This recipe is unique because we did use our handy pressure cooker, but with some modifications, I believe it could be transitioned to a stovetop or slow cooker version. 

We hope you enjoy this paradise-inspired dish.


Carribean Black-eyed Peas with Chard {Vegan, WFPB, Pressure Cooker}

Carribean Black-eyed Peas with Chard {Vegan, WFPB, Pressure Cooker}

This here a two for one!  The Creamy Carribean Black-eyed Peas with Chard AND a Carribean inspired salad dressing!  YUM!  


  • 1 bunch of chard, stems and leaves separated and chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, deseeded and diced
  • 1/2 pound black eyed peas, picked, rinsed, & soaked overnight in (1 T) salted water (2 qt)
  • 1 large sweet potato, chopped
  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • Rice
  • Greens and your favorite salad toppings
  • 2 T pineapple, or mango preserves
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 T white wine vinegar


  1. Cook rice according to package instructions (we use a rice cooker)
  2. Sauté onion, jalapeño, and chard stems in pressure cooker
  3. Put all ingredients, except coconut milk in pressure cooker with 2 1/2 C water
  4. Cook medium high until pressure cooker comes to (low) pressure
  5. Continue to cook on medium-low, maintaining pressure for 5 minutes
  6. Remove from heat and let pressure naturally release for 15 minutes
  7. Remove lid, place back on heat, add coconut milk & chard leaves, and simmer until chard is tender (about 5 minutes)
  8. Meanwhile, whisk preserves, lime juice, and vinegar to make a delish dressing for your greens
  9. Serve Caribbean black-eyed peas over rice with a yummy salad.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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