Texas Caviar. Directions Combine the vinegar, oil, water, sugar, salt and pepper in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Directions Combine the black-eyed peas, red onions, parsley, vinegar, oil, garlic, tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapeno peppers and hot sauce in a bowl. Don't bother with soaking and cooking beans for Classic Texas Caviar – the canned variety works well.
Serve with scoop-style tortilla chips as a great party appetizer. In a large bowl, combine the peas, tomatoes, green pepper and onion. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing, lime juice, salt and pepper. You can cook Texas Caviar using 12 ingredients and 4 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Texas Caviar
- Prepare 1 can of black beans.
- Prepare 1 can of black eyed peas.
- It’s 1 can of corn.
- It’s 1 of green pepper.
- You need 1 of red pepper.
- It’s 1-2 of jalopeno peppers.
- It’s 1 bunch of cilantro.
- It’s 1 of onion.
- It’s 1/2 cup of olive oil.
- You need 1/2 cup of rice vinegar.
- Prepare 1/3 cup of sugar.
- It’s 1 tsp of garlic powder.
Texas caviar (also called "cowboy caviar") is a cold black-eyed pea salad, with chiles, onions, and bell peppers that doubles as a dip for tortilla chips. Marinated in garlic-and-onion vinaigrette, they were a huge hit and were later christened "Texas Caviar." Add all ingredients to a large bowl and toss to combine. Serve with tortilla chips, on top of burgers/sandwiches or crostini, or on the side of your favorite grilled meats and fish. Texas caviar is named for its birthplace: Texas!
Texas Caviar instructions
- Combine beans, peas and corn in big bowl. Chop peppers, onion and cilantro and add to bowl..
- Mix oil, rice vinegar and sugar in pot and bring to boil so sugar dissolves..
- Add garlic powder. Once sugar dissolved let cool then combine with big bowl of ingredients..
- Chill. Serve with tortilla chips..
She first served it on New Year's Eve at a country club (perhaps because black eyed peas are known as a lucky New Year's Eve food). When she later served it at a Texas hotel, it was dubbed "Texas caviar" as a play on the real. Cowboy Caviar, also known as "Texas caviar," is a salsa appetizer. It's like a Pico De Gallo salsa, but more exciting because it's beefed up with beans, avocado, and corn. This dip/salsa is unique because it has a vinaigrette-style dressing (we use Italian dressing to keep it super simple).
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