Easy Recipe
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes

Try ringing in the new year with this vegan Instant Pot version of Hoppin' John! This traditional Southern dish has been thought to bring good luck in the new year. Black-eyed peas represent prosperity and collard greens represent wealth. Whether you believe in this tradition or not, a hearty bowl of beans and greens is packed with anti-inflammatory phytochemicals and nutrients, which will certainly bring health in the new year!

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large onions chopped
4 cloves garlic crushed
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoons paprika
½ teaspoons black pepper
¼ teaspoons cayenne pepper (or less)
2 cups black-eyed peas sorted and rinsed
2 bay leaves
4 cups water
1½ teaspoons sea salt
1 large red bell peppers chopped
1 bunches collard greens chopped
1 handfuls cilantro chopped