Zesty Hoppin John Salad Recipe

  • 3 (15 ounce) cans black-eyed peas, drained
  • 8 stalks celery, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 10 roma (plum) tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 cucumber, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 red onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 orange bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 2 tomatillos, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste (optional)
  • 4 leaves romaine lettuce, or as needed (optional)
  1. Combine black-eyed peas, celery, roma tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, green, yellow, and orange bell peppers, and tomatillos in a salad bowl. Gently stir lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, cilantro, and red pepper flakes into the salad. Chill before serving; serve over romaine lettuce leaves.