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Hoppin John Salad

Hoppin' John Salad

Hoppin' John Salad

Many believe that black-eyed peas, also called cowpeas, bring good luck when served on New Year's Day.


Makes 6 servings


3 cups dried black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
3 cups cooked white rice
1/4 pound cooked Canadian bacon, finely chopped
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Place 3 quarts water and black-eyed peas in large saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Cover; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 1 hour or until peas are tender. Rinse with cool water; drain. Cool.
  2. Combine peas, rice, bacon, onion and celery in large bowl. Combine vinegar, oil, garlic, hot sauce and salt in small bowl until well blended. Drizzle over pea mixture; toss to coat. Cover; refrigerate 2 hours. Garnish as desired.

Health Note

Canola oil has the lowest percentage of saturated fat of any vegetable oil. Saturated fat, which interferes with the removal of fat and cholesterol from the body, should comprise only 10 percent of total calories (approximately 20 g for a 2,000 calorie diet).

Nutritional Information

Sodium 376 mg
Protein 12 g
Fiber 8 g
Carbohydrate 39 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Saturated Fat 1 g
Total Fat 4 g
Calories from Fat 16 %
Calories 242

Dietary Exchange

Fat 1/2
Meat 1/2
Vegetable 1/2
Starch 2-1/2

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