Texas Caviar

This is an awesome dish to serve at parties – especially on the big game day.   It’s easy to make, low cal (don’t tell anyone), gluten-free, and loaded with flavor.  Be sure to place in an air tight container after you make it and let it sit for at least a few hours.  The flavors really blend and kick butt.  Serve with chips.  
Texas Caviar ingredients
Texas Caviar bursting with flavor
Texas Caviar - In goes the fresh garlic balsamic vinaigrette
Texas Caviar – In goes the fresh garlic balsamic vinaigrette
Texas Caviar
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This Texas Caviar is so wonderful on game day (and it's good for you, too). Tons and tons of flavor! Serve with warm corn tortilla chips
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Serves: 15 - 20
  • 3 16 oz can of black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small jar of chopped pimentos, juice included
  • ¼ cup of thinly slice green onions (aka scallions)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon of hot sauce (like Tabasco or Kyrstals)
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh black pepper
  • ¼ cup of flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime
  • ¼ cup of fresh (or pickled) jalapenos (I like the nacho pickled type)
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped and seeded
  • 1 green pepper, finely chopped (seeds removed)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon of Kosher salt
  • 1 & ½ cups of balsamic vinaigrette (smash one clove of garlic with back of fork, add a couple dashes of salt and make into a paste...add to jar (with a lid)...add 3 tablespoons of balsamic and 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar...mix in 1 cup of olive oil...put on the lid and shake vigorously to emulsify...shake again for about 30 seconds)
  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients
  2. Cover and place in fridge...for at least a few hours
  3. Serve with warm tortilla chips
  4. Enjoy!


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