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Texas Caviar

A fresh and healthy appetizer or salad filled with peppers, onions, herbs, and black-eyed peas.
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 274kcal
Author: Lucy Brewer

Ingredients

Salad

  • 2 15-oz. cans black-eyed peas drained and rinsed (check ingredients to make sure they don't have liquid smoke)
  • 1 15-oz. can shoepeg corn drained and rinsed
  • 1 small jar pimentos drained
  • 1 can green chilis drained
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes quartered
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper chopped
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro or parsley (or both)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt (may need more to taste)
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Vinaigrette

  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil or canola oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

Vinaigrette

  • Place ingredients in a jar and shake until well mixed.

Salad

  • In a large bowl, combine all salad ingredients and stir gently but mix well. Stir in vinaigrette and mix well. Keeps in the refrigerator for several days.