The Deen Bros. Lighter Quinoa Hoppin’ John

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Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1 (15-ounce) can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 scallions, thinly sliced
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
3 slices cooked-crisp bacon, coarsely chopped

Directions

Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until most of the water is absorbed and the quinoa is tender, 15 – 20 minutes. Drain; rinse under cold running water and drain again. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the black-eyed peas, bell pepper, celery, cilantro, and scallions.

Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, mustard, salt, and cumin in a small bowl. Add to the quinoa mixture, tossing to mix well. Sprinkle with the bacon just before serving.

Nutritional Information: Per Serving (generous 3/4 cup): 207 Cal; 9 g Protein; 6 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 3 g Mono Fat; 31 g Carb; 5 g Fiber; 2 g Sugar; 38 mg Calcium; 4 mg Iron; 306 mg Sodium; 4 mg Cholesterol

211 Fewer Calories
10g Less Fat

Original recipe courtesy Paula Deen: Hoppin' John Salad
Lightened Up recipe courtesy of the Deen Brothers and the Paula Deen Test Kitchen

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Reader Comments:

54321

This picture looks like rice, not quinoa. Plus I see corn & lima's. Please let us know more information .. perhaps this is not the correct picture or recipe. Have not tried it yet. Waiting for your reply .....

By Barbara Brader on February 27, 2014

54321

do I see butter beans and corn in the light hopping john? I enjoy Paula and Sons

By dot munford on June 06, 2013

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