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.

Mike

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

233 calories; protein 9.4g; carbohydrates 33.1g; fat 8.1g; sodium 511.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2013
Excellent recipe I also added avocado to this! Nice summer salad! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2013
Excellent recipe I also added avocado to this! Nice summer salad! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2017
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 black pepper but otherwise kept to the recipe; except didn't use red pepper flakes since I was serving it along side a spicy Cajun Chicken recipe. Wanted this to be a fresh cooling element along side the main and not another source of spice. Worked excellent for that. That's a meal I'll make often. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2016
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2013
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 I might add two grilled chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces. It might be good with bacon crumbles and shredded cheddar the possibilities are endless! Thanks Gumaraid! Read More
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