Black-eye Pea Salad — A Lighter Alternative to Hoppin’ John for New Year’s Day

Eating Hoppin’ John on New Year’s Day is a southern tradition, thought to bring a year filled with good luck. The peas are symbolic of pennies or coins.

However, if this is the year you want to finally reach a healthier weight, you might want to try this lower calorie alternative for your New Year’s luck.

This is another recipe created by Sonja Stetzler, MA, RDN, CPC, a registered dietitian who works as a health and communications coach. Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Sonja loves sharing southern food traditions.

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Black-eye Pea Salad -- A Lighter Alternative to Hoppin' John
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Course Salads
Prep Time 15 minutes
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Course Salads
Prep Time 15 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Place the black-eye peas in a colander, rinse well with water and drain completely.
  2. Place the drained peas in a medium size bowl and add the celery and onion and set aside.
  3. Separately, whisk all the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl or jar, mixing well.
  4. Add the dressing to the black-eye pea mixture and place in the refrigerator to chill for several hours.
  5. Just before serving, fold in the tomatoes and bacon. Adjust seasoning if necessary.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition information per serving:  150 calories;  6 grams fat; 1.5 grams saturated fat; 0 grams transfat;  2.5 mg cholesterol;  700 mg sodium;  19 grams carbohydrate;   4 grams dietary fiber;  5 grams protein (values are approximate).

 

Sonja Stetzler, MA, RDN, CPC is a registered dietitian who works as a health and communications coach. Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, she loves sharing southern food traditions.  In her practice, Sonja coaches her clients to make small steps to reach goals, believing that consistent small steps over time will result in sustainable, positive outcomes.  Find Sonja at www.effectiveconnecting.com.

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