Black-Eyed Peas and Walnut Lettuce Wraps

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins


2cups frozen black-eyed peas
3/4cup water
1-- onion, chopped
1-- red pepper, seeded and chopped
6ounces butternut squash, cut in 1/2-inch dice (about 1 cup diced)
1/2cup chopped California walnuts
1/4cup sherry vinegar or wine vinegar
1/4cup chopped parsley
1/2teaspoon salt, to taste
1/4teaspoon pepper, to taste
16leaves iceberg lettuce or butter lettuce


  1. In a medium saucepan combine the black-eyed peas and water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, for about 30 minutes, until the peas are tender but not mushy. Discard any liquid remaining in the pan and transfer the peas to a large bowl.
  2. Coat a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray and place over medium-high heat. Add the onion, pepper and squash and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Turn the heat to low, cover the pan and continue cooking until the squash is just tender, 5 – 7 minutes more. Stir in the walnuts.
  3. Add the walnut mixture to the peas along with the vinegar and parsley.  Stir and toss to combine, then season with salt and pepper to taste.  Let cool slightly.
  4. Spoon about 1/4 cup of the pea and walnut mixture into each lettuce leaf. Fold the leaves in half and eat them “taco-style.”

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 270
  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Fat 10g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 400mg
  • Potassium 770mg
  • Carbohydrate 35g
  • Fiber 7g
  • Sugars 4g
  • Protein 11g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 140%
  • Vitamin C 100%
  • Calcium 8%
  • Iron 20%