Black-Eyed-Pea Soup with Greens and Ham Recipe

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Toni Published: March 25, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Black-Eyed-Pea Soup with Greens and Ham

Hearty, filling, and loaded, this blacked eyed pea soup makes a comforting dish using chicken broth, ham, and swiss chard for a flavorful bowl.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes


  • 2tbspcooking oil
  • 6scallions,white bulbs and green tops chopped and reserved separately
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • ½lbswiss chard,or other greens, tough stems removed, leaves washed well and shredded
  • 10ozfrozen black eyed peas,(2 packages)
  • 3cupswater
  • 3cupslow-sodium chicken broth,canned or homemade stock
  • ½tsptabasco sauce
  • 1¾tspsalt
  • ½lbham,diced
  • ¼tspfresh ground black pepper
  • 2tspwhite wine vinegar,or red


  1. In a large pot, heat the oil over moderately low heat. Add the scallion bulbs and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes.

  2. Add the Swiss chard, black-eyed peas, water, broth, Tabasco, and salt to the pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes until the black-eyed peas are tender.

  3. Stir the ham into the soup and cook for about 2 minutes until the ham is warmed through. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the pepper, vinegar, and scallion tops.

  4. Serve warm and enjoy.


  • Calories: 268.07kcal
  • Fat: 13.38g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.59g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.44g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.81g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.07g
  • Fiber: 5.85g
  • Sugar: 3.53g
  • Protein: 16.66g
  • Cholesterol: 32.32mg
  • Sodium: 1340.15mg
  • Calcium: 164.61mg
  • Potassium: 909.31mg
  • Iron: 3.14mg
  • Vitamin A: 214.34µg
  • Vitamin C: 25.77mg
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