As we are drastically reducing the amount of meat in our diet we are naturally increasing the use of pulses…so tonight I came up with this new black eyed beans with rocket and peppers recipe that we really liked.
I buy the dried black eyed beans at Tesco and I soak them for 12 hours changing the water every now and then if possible.
I never use canned pulses unless sometime if I need to make hummus and I haven’t planned in advance.
Anyway I’m sure there won’t be no problem in using beans from a tin for this recipe (probably another type of beans as I never saw this kind canned!)
Ingredients for Black Eyed Beans With Rocket And Peppers
- 500 g black eyed beans soaked or tinned
- 1 onion
- 4 cloves
- 2 sage leaves
- 1 red pepper
- 125 gr of rocket
- 1 clove of garlic
- Salt pepper and EVO (extra-virgin olive oil)
Instructions for Black Eyed Beans With Rocket And Peppers
Stake the onion with the 4 cloves and place it in a saucepan or in a pressure pot with the soaked beans, fresh water, the sage and a pinch of salt.
Bring to the boil and cook for 1 hour and a half or 45 mins if you use a pressure pot.
Apart in a large frying pan heat some extra-virgin olive oil and then add the rocket and the peppers cut in little cubes.
Cover with a lid and broil for 15 mins checking from time to time that it doesn’t burn.
Once the beans are cooked drain them and add them to the pan with peppers and rocket, adding also a ladle of the water they were cooking in.
Stir well and squeeze in the garlic adding salt and pepper if necessary.
Stir fry for another few minutes and serve them with a dash of extra-virgin olive oil!0