Healthy Recipes

Red Black Eyes and Banana

By: Meagan Simone
Prep time: 2 to 5 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes

This is an African dish that I have adapted and made my own! Bold spices and sweet bananas from West Africa right in your own kitchen. Cream tomato and savory black eyes with a coconut friend plantain! Make sure to share with the people you love. Fresh is always best.

  • 1 onion (thinly sliced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (freshly chopped)
  • ½ teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 firm plantains
  • 28 ounce tomato (fire roasted)
  • 15 ounce can black eyes (drain and rinse, fresh sea salt to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (optional)
  • 1 cup rice milk
  1. Heat ½ tbs. butter to a large skillet on medium heat.

  2. Add onion and cook 10m in, or nutil browned and tender.

  3. Add garlic, ginger and cayenne and stir 1 minute.

  4. Add tomato and peas and bring to simmer. Cook 15 minutes or until peas tender. Add milk, salt and cut heat.

  5. Meanwhile, in a sauce skillet melt other 1.2 tbs. butter. Reduce heat to med, add banana and cook no more than 5 min until golden brown or both sides. Gently flipping halfway through cooking. Serve banana a top (alongside black eyes in a deep bowl!)


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