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Monday, September 21, 2009

Texas Caviar

It's football season which means it's time for tailgating food! Texas Caviar is one of the easiest dips to make for a large group of people. I always made it for the Grove! And it works well for family gatherings as well.

Texas Caviar

2 cans of black-eyed peas
2 can of black beans
1 can of yellow corn
1 can of shoepeg corn
2 cans petite diced tomatoes (or fresh tomatoes)
1 green (or red or yellow) bell pepper (chopped)
1 red onion (chopped)
1 bunch of green onion (chopped)
1 jalepeno pepper (chopped and seeded)
1/2 bunch of cilantro (chopped)
1 lime
1 bottle of Zesty Italian Dressing

Drain all canned items. In a very large container, mix all canned and chopped ingredients listed above the line. Then squeeze a lime over the ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste. Then pour about half of the bottle of dressing over the mixture. Stir everything together well. It tastes best if you refrigerate it for a few hours before serving. Then serve with tortilla chips!

One of the best things about this recipe is that you can leave out any ingredients that you don't like and add in almost anything! You can also alter the amounts of any of the ingredients to get specific flavor combinations. Leftovers taste great over grilled chicken.


  1. I can personally attest that this "dip" is REALLY good!

    Katie Groves

  2. Made this for our tailgate this past weekend - it was a huge hit! Thanks for the great recipes!
    Anne Hall


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