Hoppin’ John Salsa
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
No New Year's celebration is complete without Hoppin' John and greens - a Southern New Year's tradition to bring good luck and prosperity in the new year.
Course: Appetizer, Condiment
Cuisine: American
Author: Priscilla
  • 1 cup Melissa's Ready-to-Eat Blackeyed Peas
  • 1 cup cooked corn
  • 1 roasted red pepper chopped
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper* seeded and diced
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 1 T. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 t. chili or cajun spice
  • Juice from 1 fresh lime
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Slice red pepper in half, remove core and seeds. Roast in oven or toaster oven at 450 degrees until skin is charred. Remove from oven and place in a paper bag. When cool enough to handle, remove the charred skin and chop the pepper.
  2. Seed and dice the jalapeno. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Allow flavors to meld for at least an hour.
Recipe Notes

*use jalapenos if you like it spicy, green chiles for mild

Shown served on a bed of crispy kale (kale flash fried in a tablespoon of olive oil) and topped with a soft poached egg.

Variations: serve as a salsa with tortilla chips, in place of refried or black beans in nachos or, sprinkled on a fresh green salad for a burst of flavor, color, and texture.