A fresh take on this traditional New Year’s Day dish featuring festive red rice, black-eyed peas, fresh parsley, and a smoky cashew-tahini sauce. Liquid smoke stands in for bacon, so you start the New Year super-healthy.
Why is Hoppin John supposed to bring luck? It’s a holdover from the Middle Ages, when beans or peas represented coins. The dish may have come to the American South via African traditions. The greens in the dish represent money. Serve it with cornbread, the color of gold. Leave three peas on your plate to bring Luck, Fortune, and Romance.
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