Hoppin' John Salad

Hoppin' John Salad Recipe
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett

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Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes
Chill: 2 Hours


1/2 cup uncooked long-grain rice
2 cups fresh or frozen black-eyed peas
2 teaspoons salt, divided
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
1 garlic clove, pressed
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh parsley leaves, chopped
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves, chopped


1. Prepare rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, cook peas and 1 tsp. salt in water to cover in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring often, 30 minutes or until tender; drain.

2. Whisk together lemon juice, next 4 ingredients, and remaining 1 tsp. salt in a large bowl. Stir in peas, rice, celery, parsley, and mint until blended. Cover and chill 2 hours. Season with salt to taste.


Adelyne Smith, Dunnville, Kentucky,

Southern Living

July 2009
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