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Smoky Vegan Hoppin' John with Chard
Smoky Vegan Hoppin' John with Chard
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins

This vegan hoppin' John is made with smoky simmered black-eyed peas, spices and chard. Perfect for New Year's, or pretty much any day of the year!

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 257 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 pound dried black eyed peas, soaked in water 8 hours or overnight
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 bunch (about 3/4 lb.) Swiss chard leaves, sliced into strips
  • salt, to taste
  • Cayenne pepper hot sauce, to taste
  • 4 scallions chopped
  • cooked rice or quinoa for serving
  1. Place the olive oil in large pot and set over medium heat. Add the garlic, celery, onion and bell pepper. Sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add the broth, black eyed peas, liquid smoke, bay leaves, thyme, smoked paprika, cayenne and black pepper. Stir a few times and bring to a simmer. Allow to simmer, uncovered, until the peas are tender and the liquid is absorbed, about 50 minutes. Add a bit of water to the pot if it gets too dry. 

  3. Add the chard and stir a few times. Allow to simmer about 3 more minutes, until the chard leaves are wilted. Remove from heat and season with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper hot sauce to taste. Remove and discard the bay leaves.

  4. Serve over rice or quinoa. Top with scallions and additional hot sauce.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information does not include rice or quinoa.

Nutrition Facts
Smoky Vegan Hoppin' John with Chard
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.5g5%
Saturated Fat 0.6g3%
Sodium 599mg25%
Potassium 356mg10%
Carbohydrates 53.6g18%
Fiber 22.2g89%
Sugar 4.9g5%
Protein 22.9g46%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.