Tuesday, December 29, 2015

New Year's Day Meal

New Year’s day means Hopping' John!

Photo and meal by JM Hayes.

Eating Hoppin' John and collard greens ensures prosperity in the new year (the collards represent greenbacks and the black-eyed peas coins or so they say here in the south).

Hoppin’ John

2 cans no salt added black-eyed peas
1 can no salt added fire roasted diced tomatoes
½ small onion
2-3 cloves garlic
½ red pepper
½ green pepper
¼ cup celery
1 small zucchini, diced
1 small diced jalapeno (optional)
2 tsp thyme
1 tsp basil

Sauté onion and garlic in a bit of broth or water until soft. Add diced celery peppers and zucchini and continue sautéing in a bit of broth or water until tender. Add black-eyed peas and diced tomatoes. Season with thyme and basil to taste. Add jalapeno if you want a bit of a kick. Simmer 20 minutes or longer to let flavors blend.

Serve over whole wheat couscous or quinoa and alongside collards, kale or greens of your choice.

Recipe created and shared with us by Diane Smith

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1 comment:

Ann said...

Susan, I made this New Year's Day and it was delicious!!! I used a package of black eyed peas, and soaked them overnight the night before. I had always wanted to make black eyed peas on New Year's for good luck...so maybe this will do the trick for this year!!! I need it!!
Thank you for this delicious recipe.