White Acre Pea Stew

White acre pea stew is a hearty, rich, and super delicious stew made from a unique ingredient. This white-acre pea stew is vegan, gluten-free, and super healthy. It is a perfect dish for summer and is very wholesome.

Having white acre peas as the main ingredient, you can serve this stew with a variety of sides. It is very comforting and a perfect way to bring warmth and a smile to your face. Serve it to your loved ones and I am sure they will love it.

When you choose a vegan diet, you are open to new doors. You look at new and unique foods and ingredients. One such ingredient that we will discuss today is the white acre peas.

What are White Acre Peas?

You can know white acre peas by many names. These are also known as field peas, southern peas, or cowpeas (a broader category). As if those are not enough, some also call these cream peas, lady peas, or lady cream pea.

If you think white acre peas belong to the green pea family, let me tell you they are nowhere near the green peas. In fact, field peas or white acre peas are actually legumes. Despite having the white color mentioned in their name, they have a light green and yellowish color.

White acre peas are small in size and are quite tender. They have a very delicate flavor. They are mostly grown in the South and are native to the lands. Traditionally, you can cook white acre peas with butter and bacon and serve it with cornbread, okra, and collard greens. But because we are going for a vegan recipe, we will serve it in a different way.

Recipe Credit: Healthier Steps

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings 4
  • Energy 264
  • Fat 19 g
  • Protein 7 g
  • Carbs 22 g

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  • 1.First of all, sort the white acre peas and wash them.
  • 2.In a saucepan, add oil and place it on medium heat.
  • 3.Add chopped onions and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until they become translucent.
  • 4.Next, add minced garlic, and cook for a minute.
  • 5.Add diced carrots and a fresh sprig of thyme. Cook for a minute.
  • 6.Add onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, paprika, cayenne pepper, and salt.
  • 7.Stir well so that all the ingredients are combined.
  • 8.Add washed white acre peas and stir well so that the mixture coats it well.
  • 9.Add vegetable broth, coconut milk and bring it to a boil.
  • 10.Once the mixture starts to boil, reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • 11.Once the peas are tender, remove the saucepan from heat and garnish with parsley. Serve hot.

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  • 3 cups white acre peas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or other cooking oil
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon onion 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup vegetable broth, or 1 cup water + 1 vegan bouillon cube
  • 1 cup coconut milk