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Summer Ikarian Stew

Ikarians use ingredients that are in season and available in their gardens to cook. This one-pot meal is a fantastic and comforting dinner with the addition of some good-quality bread.

Cook Time:
70 minutes

Summer Ikarian Stew Recipe


1 pound fresh black-eyed peas (or four 15-ounce cans, drained)
1 medium bunch collard greens, with stems removed and coarsely chopped
1 red onion, chopped
2 bunches green onion, chopped with whites removed
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
6 sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
Salt and pepper (optional)


In a pot, cover black-eyed peas with water and bring to boil.
Lower heat to reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes.
After black-eyed peas are cooked but still firm, add all other ingredients.
Cook over medium heat for about 30 minutes.
Remove from heat and add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve hot with crusty bread.

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