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Kunde- Black Eyed Peas in Peanut Sauce

Kunde- Kenyan Black Eyed Peas in Peanut Sauce

This is a simple Kenyan dish, made with 5 ingredients. Black eyed peas with onions and tomatoes in peanut sauce is so delectable, even my 95 year old friend Ron liked it, and he doesn’t like anything but meats and sweets!

Prep Time – 10 mins

Cook Time – 20 mins

Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish

Keyword: black eyed peas, easy, peanut, quick, simple 

Servings: 2 people 

Cost: $5 total


  • knife
  • cutting board
  • small saucepan
  • colander


  • 1 small to medium sized white or yellow onion small diced
  • 1 14-15oz can fire roasted tomatoes diced
  • 1 14-15oz can black eyed peas
  • ¼ cup natural peanut butter, chunky style read label to make sure the only ingredients are peanuts and maybe salt
  • ¼ cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper optional


  • Open the can of black eyed peas and pour them into a colander. Drain completely. Rinse and drain again. Set aside.
  • Open can of tomatoes.
  • Over medium heat, pour the juice from the canned tomatoes into the saucepan.
  • When the juice is bubbling add the diced onions. Saute onions till transparent, about 4 minutes.
  • Add the rinsed and drained black eyed peas. Mix well to heat. Mash some of the beans with a fork to give a smooth texture to sauce. Leave most of the beans whole.
  • Add the peanut butter and stir. Add water as needed to thin to stew like contistency.
  • Add crushed red pepper with the peanut butter, if you like it spicey.
  • Serve over or mixed with brown rice.


Original recipe adapted to decrease fat content by Pretty Wild Vegan. 

When serving with rice, use more Kunde than rice. A ratio of about 2+ parts Kunde to 1 part rice made a nicely balance combination.

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