Hoppin' John Salad

billy haze


a Southern dish made by cooking black-eyed peas and rice with bacon or ham.Traditionally served on New Year's Day,Hoppin'John is believed to bring good luck in the coming year.
In this recipe the bacon is replaced by a lemon-mustard dressing,the black-eyed peas and rice are combined with colorful vegetables,and the dish is served at room temperature


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1 c
1/2 c
raw rice
1 pkg
(10 oz) frozen black-eyed peas,thawed
plum tomatoes or 2 medium tomatoes
celery ribs
1 large
yellow or red bell pepper
3 Tbsp
lemon juice
1 Tbsp
yellow mustard
1 clove
garlic minced or crushed through a press
4 tsp
grated lemon zest (optional)
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1/3 c
olive oil or other vegetable oil

How to Make Hoppin' John Salad


  • 1In a medium saucepan,bring the water,rice and black-eyed peas to a boil over medium-high heat.Reduce the heat to medium-low,cover and simmer until rice and black-eyed peas are tender and all the liquid absorbed,15-20 minutes.
  • 2Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  • 3Meanwhile,coarsely chop the tomatoes ,celery,bell pepper and scallions and place in a large salad bowl.
  • 4In a small bowl ,combine the lemon juice mustard,garlic,lemon zest(if using) and black pepper.Whisk in the olive oil.
  • 5Add the rice and black-eyed peas to the vegetables .Add the dressing and toss to combine

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