Hoppin John

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Serves: 6-8
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What You Need

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 2 ribs celery, finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 2 5oz bags Nature's Greens Organic Collard Greens
  • 6 cups cooked black-eyed peas
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • scallion greens, for garnish
  • rice, to serve

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What You Do

  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium, sauté the onion and celery with a pinch of salt until soft and translucent, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic, smoked paprika, dried thyme, cayenne, and 1/2 tsp of salt. Add the collard greens and let fry until wilted, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the black-eyed peas, vegetable broth, vinegar, and maple syrup and bring to a simmer. Turn the heat to low and let cook until the greens are tender, at least 10 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with scallion greens and serve with rice.


Recipe courtesy of Eva Agha, @thecuriouschickpea!




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