Lubiya (Sephardi Israeli Black-Eyed Pea Soup)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins

A light, flavorful soup that works perfectly as a quick lunch or light vegan main course.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions, garlic, and serrano peppers, and cook for 5 minutes or until the onion is soft.
  2. Stir in the black-eyed peas, diced tomatoes, chicken stock, cumin, turmeric, salt, and half of the cilantro. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice and the remaining cilantro. Serve.
Most Helpful

I knew this was going to be yummy...and it was! I had all the ingredients on hand with the exception of the serrano's...but that was an easy pick up at the store...I did throw in some ham for hubby's serving...I really enjoyed the touch of that stuff...thanks for posting the recipe...:)

teresas December 22, 2012

Yummy. This made a very good dinner tonight along with fresh made whole grain bread. I had to lighten up on the chili's for DH but it still delivered lots of great flavor. Who wouldn't love the low calorie, fat and sugar as well! The best of both world's.

Annacia January 26, 2014

Very spicy and thick soup. I used a can of diced tomatoes with chilies that I had handy, low-sodium broth and no additional salt - plenty salty, in my mind. I also cooked my black-eyed peas from dried, which also reduces sodium. This made about 2 1/2 servings for us and I think that you can add more broth to thin it down somewhat and make a bit more.

duonyte November 15, 2013