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Hoppin' John New Year's Salad

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Hoppin’ John is a rice and bean salad traditionally served in the southern United States on New Year’s Day to bring a year filled with luck. Eaten any time of year, however, this salad is delicious and loaded with cancer-fighting power-foods.
Ingredients
  Cooked brown rice 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Tomato 1 , diced
  Sliced green onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sliced celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Minced parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), freshly squeezed
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

Combine the black-eyed peas, rice, tomato, green onions, celery, and parsley in a mixing bowl.
Whisk together the lemon juice, oil, garlic, and salt in a small bowl. Pour over the salad and toss gently until evenly distributed. If time permits, chill for 1 to 2 hours before serving to allow the flavors to blend.
Stored in a covered container in the refrigerator, leftover Hoppin’ John Salad will keep for up to 3 days.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Mixing
Dish: 
Salad
Occasion: 
New Year
Restriction: 
Vegetarian, Low Cholesterol
Ingredient: 
Bean
Interest: 
Healthy
How would you like to learn the Hoppin’ John salad? The traditional New year’s day salad, in Southern United States, this salad is believed to encourage a year filled with luck! Prepared using rice and beans, this salad is simple and healthy. Prepare this through the year and keep the luck coming in!

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