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Texas Caviar
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5 from 6 votes

Texas Caviar

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. 
Prep Time5 mins
Time to Chill2 hrs
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Southern
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Chula King

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients except for the Italian dressing in a large bowl. 
  • Pour Italian dressing over vegetables; toss gently to combine.
  • Cover and chill thoroughly.
  • Toss again before serving. Garnish with reserved green onions. Serve with tortilla chips.
  • Yield: 8 servings. (See Note 3)

Notes

  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

Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 340mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 18.6mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.9mg