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Serves: 6 | Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes
Hoppin' John - Black Eyed Pea Soup


  • 30 ounces Eden Black Eyed Peas, 2 cans, do not drain
  • 1 cup organic seitan (wheat meat), cubed, optional, see Eden's recipe
    or store bought
  • 1 1/2 cups onions, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup celery, diced
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Eden Sea Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Eden Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Eden Hot Pepper Sesame Oil, or to taste
  • 2 cups precooked organic brown rice
    or precooked pearled barley
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, minced


Heat oils in a medium sauce pan, sauté seitan for 2 minutes. Add garlic, onions and celery, sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Add all other ingredients except the parsley, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the flame to low and simmer 20 to 25 minutes. Mix in parsley and serve.

Please see Eden's recipe for Homemade Seitan on our web site: or precooked seitan, called wheat meat, can be found in some natural food markets.

For those with wheat allergies, omit the seitan and substitute deep fried tofu or your choice of quality protein.

Nutritional Information

Per serving - 260 calories, 4 g fat (14% calories from fat), 11 g protein, 47 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 241 mg sodium

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