Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas with Fresh Dill and Parsley

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recipe by Mediterranean Living

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Black-Eyed Peas with Herbs is a traditional recipe from the Greek Island of Crete. The islands’ extra virgin olive oil, citrus, and herbs flavor this simple delicious bean dish. Foods like this have been eaten in the Mediterranean Sea region for thousands of years. This recipe uses dried black-eyed peas that cook perfectly in the Instant Pot.

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recipe updated May 7, 2020


  • Dried black-eyed peas icon
    Dried black-eyed peas
    2 cups (480g)
  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    1 cup (62g)
  • Dill icon
    1 cup (62g)
  • Green onion icon
    Green onion
    4 (60g)
  • Carrot icon
    2 (100g)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    1 cup (240ml)
  • Bay leaves icon
    Bay leaves
  • Orange slices icon
    Orange slices
    2 wedges
  • Tomato paste icon
    Tomato paste
    2 tbsp (33g)
  • Salt icon
    1 tsp (6g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Water icon
    3 cups (720ml)


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Inner pot

Step preview

  1. Add dried black-eyed peas, extra virgin olive oil, fresh parsley, dill, green onion, carrot, bay leaves, orange slices, tomato paste, salt, black pepper and water to the inner pot
  2. Stir well
  3. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  4. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 25 min
  5. Quick release
  6. Serve
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