ArrowDownFill 1arrow-small-lineFill 1Cooking Light - EasyCooking Light - FastCooking Light - So GoodCooking Light - How-ToCooking Light - Staff FaveCooking Light Badge - Wow!GroupClose IconEmailEmpty Star IconLike Cooking Light on FacebookFull Star IconShapePage 1 Copy 3Page 1 Copy 2Grid IconHalf Star IconFollow Cooking Light on InstagramList IconMenu IconPrintSearch IconSpeech BubbleFollow Cooking Light on SnapchatFollow Cooking Light on TwitterWatch Cooking Light on YouTubeplay-iconWatch Cooking Light on Youtube

Hoppin' John Soup

Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
Hands-on time 30 mins
Total time 2 hrs, 5 mins
Yield Makes 11 cups
Bestow good luck on New Year's Day with bowls of Hoppin' John Soup. Smoky flavor shoots through this good-for-you soup of peas and collards.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 (16-oz.) package dried black-eyed peas, rinsed and sorted
  • 2 pounds smoked turkey wings
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped country ham
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 celery rib, diced
  • 1 large sweet onion, diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 (16-oz.) package fresh collard greens, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Hot cooked brown rice
  • Cornbread Croutons
  • Flat-leaf parsley leaves

How to Make It

  1. Bring peas, turkey wings, and 6 cups water to a boil in a large Dutch oven. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and simmer 45 minutes or until peas are tender, skimming any foam from surface. Drain peas, reserving 1 1/4 cups liquid. Remove turkey meat from bones. Chop meat.

  2. Sauté ham and next 7 ingredients in hot oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add peas, reserved 1 1/4 cups liquid, turkey meat, collards, hot sauce, and 6 cups water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. Stir in vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Discard bay leaf. Serve over rice with Cornbread Croutons and parsley.