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The Deen Bros. Lighter Quinoa Hoppin’ John

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  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 20 min
  • Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 15-ounce can black-eyed peas
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 celery ribs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 scallions
  • 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

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.

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