Saturday, January 2, 2010

Texas Caviar

Happy New Year Ya'll! Hope everyone had a safe and fun slide into 2010. I don't know about ya'll, but my January is filling up fast...too fast. I thought January was supposed to be the quiet month.

We had friends over last night and here's a recipe I made that I wanted to share with ya'll. I grew up with the tradition of having to have Black-eyed peas on New Year's Day and this is a yummy way to enjoy that. Even folks who don't care for black eyed peas seem to like this.
I'm not sure where the whole 'black-eyed peas will bring good luck' story originated and I'm not going to promise you good luck if you eat this, but just enjoy it because it's good stuff!

Texas Caviar

2 (15-ounce) cans black-eyes peas, drained

1 (15-ounce) can whole kernal corn, drained

1 (10-ounce) can Rotel

1/4 c chopped red bell pepper

1/4 c chopped green bell pepper

1/4 c chopped onion

1 chopped jalapeno


1/2 c red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 Tbsp Dijon mustard

1/4 tsp sugar

pinch dried oregano

1/2 c olive oil

1/2 c vegetable oil

Just combine the first 7 ingredients. I combine the dressing ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid and shake to blend. Then just pour it over the pea mixture and stir. Let the mixture set in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight and then serve with Scoops tortilla chips.

Oh, and if you're really short on time and in a pinch...just substitute Italian dressing.

It's such a colorful dip, and a good salad /side dish for those summer get togethers. Before you know it, we'll be planning those!

So here's wishing all of you a healthy, happy, blessed New Year!


Paula said...

Yum! That looks like something I could dive into face first!!

The word verification is "uphiv" - Which is what I would probably do after I ate that whole bowl!

Anonymous said...

Oh I love that stuff!! I'll have to get the stuff to make it next time we're in town... I imitated it once by just mixing pinto beans, corn and some of my homemade chunky salsa... Wasn't quite the same but pretty close!

Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

We LOVE Texas Caviar in this house! It's great!

I don't have a cricut...always wondered about one though. Gosh...I wish you were closer...I think we could be down right dangerous to Hallmark Greeting cards!!! LOL That would be so much fun to get together and a friendly way {smile}
Have a good week!

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