Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup peeled and sliced carrots
  • ½ cup sliced celery
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 1 (14-ounce) package smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 6 cups tightly packed chopped Certified SC Grown collard greens, tough stems removed
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper (or to taste)

Instructions

  1. In a dutch oven or large soup pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add sausage slices, onions, carrots and celery and cook for approximately 7-8 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring frequently. Add garlic and thyme and stir to combine.
  2. Add chicken broth and tomatoes with juice. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Add chopped collards and stir well to combine. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until collard greens are tender. Stir in rinsed black-eyes peas, season with salt and pepper and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Ag Fact:  Eating pork, collards, and black-eyed peas bring you good luck in the New Year!