Black Eyed Pea Salad

Today I was in the mood for the flavors of Hoppin’ John , but not the heaviness of a rice and bean dish. So, I got creative. I am a clinical social worker, so if your wondering what the hell is Hoppin’ John  I am probably not the best person to give you a history lesson; but what I do know is   Hoppin’ John. was  original  rice and bean mixtures that was originally a Low Country food before spreading to the entire population of the South.  The story I once heard was “African Americans would eat this dish on New Year’s Day and Eve in hopes of a more prosperous year ahead. Many still prepare this meal today . The peas symbolized coins (money), the greens are the color of the U.S. Dollar bill, and the corned bread being yellow symbolized gold.” . Bon Appetit!

  • White balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 jalapeño seeded
  • 2 cans of black eyed peas
  • Pike place herb and farm
  • 1 cup of shredded Brussels sprouts shredded

Directions: In a food processor, pulse onion, bell pepper, garlic and jalapeño. Hand chop celery. Rinse two cans of black eyed beans, shave one cup of Brussels sprouts, and add to a bowl. Add seasoning and vinegar, mixing well.


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7 Responses to Black Eyed Pea Salad

  1. Looks delicious and healthy. I should try it. I’ll save your recipe. Thank you.

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  2. I’m salivating! Black eye pea is one of my favorite bean 🙂

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  3. Jess says:

    Looks delicious, I can almost taste the salad! I do love a good black eyed pea creation, you should come up with more 😉

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