Texas Caviar I

Texas Caviar I


"Here's a spicy Texas favorite. Black-eyed peas and black beans are marinated in a fiery, flavorful mixture. This is great with tortilla chips or bread -- and plenty of cold iced tea!"


1 h 15 m servings 107 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 107 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.8g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 415 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, mix together onion, green bell pepper, green onions, jalapeno peppers, garlic, cherry tomatoes, zesty Italian dressing, black beans, black-eyed peas and coriander. Cover and chill in the refrigerator approximately 2 hours. Toss with desired amount of fresh cilantro to serve.
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  1. 260 Ratings


This is really good, a refreshing difference from bottled salsa. I did add corn to ours. We also decided this tasted better the next day, but the dressing was too strong tasting after only a c...

I originally tasted this while living in San Antonio. The recipe I was given used 1 each green, yellow and red bell peppers, and diced tomatoes instead to make it easier to scoop and dip. Look...

Delicious! To make easier, I use can of petite diced tomatoes.

I made this for a barbeque tonight. I added a few extra jalapenos and no coriander because I didn't have any and put just a bit of dried cilantro. Very good recipe.

yum, tasty and lively presentation with all the different bright colors. One change I made was to substitute the black beans for a small can of mexi-corn, otherwise I thought it to "beany". Al...

I crave this stuff! It goes great with a cold beer!!!! I could eat it for a meal. It is yummilicious.

I made this recipe as stated, and it was wonderful. I made with fat free dressing, and a co-worker made this recipe with regular dressing, and it tastes much better with the regular dressing. W...

I added a can of mexicorn and it was delicious! Will probably add more garlic and some lime juice next time.

This appetizer is so great. I make it for all my cookouts...people beg for the recipe! Really unique subsititute for plain old chips and salsa.