Hoppin' John

Servings: 4-6

Season: Winter

From the Central Co-op kitchen

High in iron and protein, black-eyed peas are the star of the traditional New Year's Day dish Hoppin' John. In the South, Hoppin' John is eaten to bring health and wealth in the new year, especially when served alongside greens. The day after New Year's Day, the leftovers are known as Skippin' Jenny.


  • 1 lb. or 2 cups dried black-eyed peas
  • 1 cup Roma tomatoes (diced)
  • 1/2 bunch green onions (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup celery (diced)
  • 1/4 cup or less of vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook black-eyed peas in water until they're tender, but not mushy or falling apart - they should retain their shape. Drain.
  2. Add all other ingredients and toss together.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Keywords: Black-eyed peas, beans, New Year's Day, easy, main dishes, side dishes, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free