Sorghum and Fresh Cowpeas


The following ingredients make one portion; multiply as needed.

  • 1 cup whole grain sorghum
  • 1 cup fresh cowpeas
  • 2 cups water
  • pinch of salt (optional)
  • olive oil (optional, to taste)
  • 1 large onion


  1. Wash the sorghum in a metallic strainer until clean.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, add 2 cups of clean water and the sorghum.
  3. In a separate bowl, wash the cowpeas; add to the sorghum and bring to a boil. Cook on medium heat until they are both tender and ready, 40-50 minutes. Confirm readiness by pressing the cowpeas between the fingertips.
  4. Drain water if any is left.
  5. Fry onions in a separate pan until golden brown, then add the cooked sorghum and cowpeas. Stir well for the ingredients to mix, add the spices, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Serve as is, or modify to taste.