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Zesty Hoppin John Salad

Rated as 4.8 out of 5 Stars

"I created this salad version of Hoppin John by combining a number of ingredients from other Hoppin John recipes and adding cilantro, tomatillos, and lemon juice for a zesty flavor. The salad is just as good without red pepper for those with discerning palates. Also as an alternative, a favorite hot sauce can be substituted for the red pepper with each individual serving. I like to add a dash of Louisiana-style cayenne pepper sauce to mine."
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1 h servings 233
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Combine black-eyed peas, celery, roma tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, green, yellow, and orange bell peppers, and tomatillos in a salad bowl. Gently stir lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, cilantro, and red pepper flakes into the salad. Chill before serving; serve over romaine lettuce leaves.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 233 calories; 8.1 33.1 9.4 0 512 Full nutrition

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Excellent recipe, I also added avocado to this! Nice summer salad!

Enjoyed this salad a lot. Scaled it here to 3 servings to use only 1 can of black-eyed peas, and I ended up with enough salad to easily make 4 servings. Didn't have a tomatillo, added salt and b...

Terrific!!! I had to sub in for the black-eyed peas but I wanted to try it& had everything else. So I used 1/3 of each: Lima beans, white beans& chick peas. Makes a large salad!

This recipe is so refreshing! I made it according to the recipe,except I opted out of the cucumber, because I don't really like it. This recipe is a great jumping-off point. Next time I make it...