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Pepper Hoppin John

Vegetarian Recipe

Serve up this hot onion, pepper, garlic, tomato, black eyed peas and rice dish for an attractive and very healthful Pepper Hoppin John main dish.

Bell Peppers in Pepper Hoppin John


4 cups cooked rice
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1-1/2 cups red and green bell peppers, chopped
2 cloves diced garlic
1 14-1/2 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon oil
2 cups cooked blackeyed peas
1 dash Tabasco sauce

Recipe Directions

Cook the onion, bell peppers, and garlic in the olive oil over medium heat until soft. Add the diced tomatoes, blackeyed peas, and Tabasco sauce and heat through.

Arrange the rice in a large serving bowl, making a depression in the center. Pour the vegetable mixture into the center of the rice.

Serve with cornbread or biscuits.

Nutrition Nibbles

Peppers are full of vitamins C and A, as well as folate. They are also high in fiber. Peppers consist mostly of water so the added bonus is they are low in calories. Colorful bell peppers add appetizing appeal as well as nutrition and can be included on any diet menu.

One-half cup of chopped fresh bell pepper has only 15 calories. One pepper provides as much as 150-percent of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of Vitamin C.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 4 servings.

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