Sea cowpea is one of the most popular Aegean appetizers. In addition to the taste of this plant, whose Latin name is salicornia herbacea, its health benefits are endless.

What Are the Benefits of Sea Beans?

The plant from the spinach family (Amaranthaceae) growing on the sea coasts, sodium, potassium, magnesium, iodine, sulfur, calcium,
It is a food rich in vitamins and minerals such as phosphorus, iron, zinc, magnesium and copper.

This wonderful iodine-rich herb is an important source of iodine for those suffering from iodine-deficiency goiter.

Rich in sulfur and sodium, this miracle plant is a natural diuretic.

It has dense fiber content. It regulates the intestines.

These are just a few of the benefits of this plant, which has incredible positive effects on health!

How to Eat?

Do you know how to eat sea cowpea?

It can be prepared with olive oil or yogurt. It can be consumed by roasting or can be made into soup. In all the recipes you will apply, you must first boil the black-eyed peas and remove the bones.

This delicious green plant is a very salty and iodine-rich food. Optionally, it can be kept in fresh water the night before in order to purify even a little of its salt.

How to Extract?

Do you know how to extract sea beans?

Sea cowpea is a fishy food. These bones are inedible and must be removed. After boiling, you can easily extract it by pulling on the ends.

Sea Beans Recipe

Wash the sea beans well. Boil for 7-8 minutes. One night on demand
You can soak it in fresh water beforehand. Thus, the excess salt of the cowpea will be gone.

Strain the boiled cowpeas, run them through cold water, your cowpea will stay bright and alive. Then remove the bones of the cowpea by pulling the stems.

Combine the black-eyed peas with olive oil, lemon, vinegar and garlic according to your taste. Add the spices you want. Especially red pepper flakes will suit this recipe very well.

One of the important tricks while preparing this appetizer is not to use additional salt, the plant’s own salt will be sufficient.

Another delicious alternative to this olive oil recipe that we share with you is the sea cowpea salad with yoghurt.

How to Prepare Sea Bean Salad with Yogurt?

Black-eyed peas are boiled for 7-8 minutes, as in making appetizers with olive oil.
removed from the bones.

The cleaned cowpea is mixed with the previously prepared garlic yoghurt. If you prefer strained yogurt, your salad will be even more delicious. If desired, red pepper and a small amount of olive oil can be added. Do not use additional salt for your yogurt salad.


Do not be late for this delicious taste unique to the Aegean. Black-eyed peas that we prepared in large ties are now in our online store for you!

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