5 from 6 votes
Texas Caviar
Texas Caviar
Prep Time
5 mins
Time to Chill
2 hrs
Total Time
5 mins
Black-eyed peas are the caviar of Texas. They serve as the basis for this addictive appetizer that improves in taste the longer it marinates. 
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Southern
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 145 kcal
Author: Chula King
  • 15 1/2 ounce can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained (See Note 1)
  • 15 1/2 ounce can golden hominy, rinsed and drained (See Note 2)
  • 3 green onions, chopped with 1 Tablespoon reserved for garnish
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and diced, about 1/4 cup
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and diced, about 1/2 cup
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced, about 1/4 cup
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup zesty Italian Dressing
  1. Combine all ingredients except for the Italian dressing in a large bowl. 

  2. Pour Italian dressing over vegetables; toss gently to combine.

  3. Cover and chill thoroughly.

  4. Toss again before serving. Garnish with reserved green onions. Serve with tortilla chips.

  5. Yield: 8 servings. (See Note 3)

Recipe Video

Chula's Expert Tips
  1. It's important to rinse the black-eyed peas well. When you do, you'll notice that they become sudsy looking. The rinsed and drained black-eyed peas measure about 1 1/2 cups.
  2. It's also important to rinse the hominy for the same reason. The rinsed and drained hominy measures about 1 1/2 cups. If you can't find hominy or would rather not use it, you can substitute 1 1/2 cups of corn. 
  3. The longer the Texas Caviar marinates, the better it tastes!
Nutrition Facts
Texas Caviar
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 340mg14%
Potassium 229mg7%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 315IU6%
Vitamin C 18.6mg23%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.