Slow Cooker Vegan Black-Eyed Peas Veggie Stew.

slow cooker vegan black-eyed peas stew

Prep, set, and go is the theme of the recipe. This Vegan Slow Cooker Black-Eyed Peas Veggie Stew is a delicious plant-based one-pot meal for the whole family.

Let’s Talk Black-Eyed Peas

slow cooker vegan black-eyed peas stewAlthough black-eyed peas are thought to have originated in West Africa, they are now grown all over the world.

They are given their name obviously for the black-eye-looking spot in the center of the peas. 

Many will argue that they are actually beans and not peas. Visit my blog about How to Make The Perfect Jamaican Rice and Peas to learn about the difference between beans and peas.

It’s very popular in America’s southern states of America. Furthermore, they are thought to bring good luck throughout the year when they are eaten on New Year’s Day, well at least according to Wikipedia. 

However, I consume black-eyed peas for their nutritional value and flavor. . Medical News Today provides a comprehensive overview of the health and nutritional benefits of black-eyed peas. Here are some of the highlights:

1 cup of cooked black-eyed peas contains 160 calories, 5.2 g protein, and 9 g fiber. They are also a  good source of vitamins and minerals.

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Slow Cooker Vegan Black-Eyed Peas Veggie Stew.

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Crock Pot Slow Cooker Vegan Black-Eyed Peas Veggie Stew

Kevin Foodie
Slow-cooked black-eyed peas with vegetables are a delicious meatless dish for the whole family. This amazing vegan one-pot dish is tender, naturally sweet, and has coconut milk shining through. When served over brown rice, it makes a filling, fiber-rich meal.
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Caribbean, Southern
Servings 8 People


  • Crock-Pot
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Spoon
  • Garlic Press


  • 16 oz. Black-Eyed Peas, dried
  • 2 medium Sweet Potato
  • 3 stalks Scallions
  • 2 Ripe Plantains
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Complete Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Pimento Seeds
  • 3 cups Baby Spinach
  • 1 medium Hot Pepper
  • ½ cup Yellow Sweet Pepper
  • ½ cup Orange Sweet Pepper
  • 1 medium Yellow Onion
  • 2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 can Coconut milk
  • 6 cups Water


  • Wash the black-eyed peas under running water and place them in the crock pot with 6 oz of water.
    Allow peas to soak at room temperature overnight. This softens them and cuts down on cooking time.
    slow cooker vegan black-eyed peas stew
  • Pour in 1 can of coconut milk, followed by the thyme leaves and pimento seeds. Cover and set the timer for 8 hours. Go shopping or do some housework.
    One of the many reasons why a slow cooker is a useful kitchen appliance, it requires very little attention; simply dump and go.

Let's Prepare The Vegetables/Seasonings

  • While the peas are slow cooking in the coconut milk, wash and peel the vegetables.
    slow cooker vegan black-eyed peas stew
  • Dice the onions, sweet potatoes, and sweet peppers on a cutting board.
    Cut the plantains into 2-inch slices. Scallions should be cut into 1-inch lengths.
    Crush the 6 garlic cloves in a garlic press.
    slow cooker vegan black-eyed peas stew
  • After 4 hours of cooking in the crock-pot, remove 1 pea and press it with the back of a spoon. If it crushes with a slight resistance, it's about halfway there.
    I've been cooking various types of peas for years, so I can easily judge the doneness by tasting. However, you want the peas to be very tender and soft.
    slow cooker vegan black-eyed peas stew
  • Carefully add the vegetables to the partially cooked peas.
    slow cooker vegan black-eyed peas stew
  • With a spoon, combine the black-eyed peas and vegetables. Cover the crock pot and leave it to stew for the remaining 4 hours.
    slow cooker vegan black-eyed peas stew
  • Unplug the crock pot and serve warm. Serve with rice or any other starchy side dish of your choice. Serves about 8 to 10 people.


This Instapot is a 7-in-1 8-quart model.
To me, Instapot is an upgraded version of a crockpot. I bought it on Amazon a few months ago.
It was recommended to me by a friend, and I've seen a few food bloggers promote it on their blogs. Furthermore, the Amazon reviews are excellent.
I haven't used mine yet and will be gifting it. I doubt I'll use it as frequently as I anticipated
Keyword Black-Eyed Peas, Vegan
slow cooker vegan black-eyed peas stew

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28 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Vegan Black-Eyed Peas Veggie Stew.”

  1. This dish looks so delicious, and the addition of plantain just makes me want to close my eyes and imagine I were in the Caribbean!

  2. It’s not often I eat a vegan friendly meal, but this one does sound interesting. Unfortunately, I don’t own a pressure cooker, which I think are called slow cookers here, but I’m unsure if that’s true as I don’t own one. Is there a way to cook this without a pressure cooker?

    I really need to start buying plantain. I like eating it when it’s served to me, but I’ve never made an effort to buy it for myself

    1. 5 stars
      UnwantedLife, you do not need a pressure cooker or crockpot to cook this black-eyed peas dish. Just follow the recipe, but use a deep pot. However, you may need to adjust the liquid content due to the faster evaporation of water cooking on a stovetop. Make sure you get some plantains, cook them and tag me on Twitter. Cooking is good for your mental health. Lol.

  3. 5 stars
    I haven’t had black-eyed peas before, but my husband’s family loves to make them on New Year’s. I will have to share this recipe with them and finally try them for myself! I love that it’s vegan, too!

  4. 5 stars
    We love black eyed peas in our family and we usually make it with Indian spices. But this sounds delicious with all the veggies and slow cooker is a major winner in summer!

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