An easy and inexpensive appetizer recipe that is great for New Years since it has Black-eyed peas for good luck. Texas Caviar is a very colorful appetizer recipe too. In reality, this recipe is not just for New Years, it’s actually an amazing appetizer that will sit in your fridge for at least a week or two and you can pull some of the cowboy caviar recipe out when you are entertaining. It is full of beans and veggies so it is pretty good for you too. If you just don’t count the chips you have scooped it all up with! This Cowboy Caviar is for New Years since it has Black-Eyed Peas.
Look at all the pretty colors in this recipe. So simple and tasty and black eyed peas are supposed to bring good luck if you eat them on New Years Day.
Texas Caviar is as simple as dumping all the ingredients into a container and pouring over Italian Dressing. Sure you can find a recipe that calls for homemade but this is the simple one.
I simply turned over my tupperware a few times over the days I had it marinating to be sure all the flavors melded.
Would you like a bite of this great appetizer. Filled of veggies and protein, Texas Caviar is a good for you holiday appetizer…. Buy the baked tortilla chips if you are concerned about calories and fat.
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New Years Day Appetizer: Cowboy Caviar Recipe
- 2 16 oz cans Black-eyed Peas rinsed and Drained
- 1 16oz can Black Beans
- 1 cup diced bell pepper
- 3/4 cup diced jalapeño peppers
- 3/4 cup diced yellow onion
- 2 oz diced pimentos drained
- 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
- 1 cup Italian Salad dressing
- Salt and hot pepper sauce to taste
Combine all ingredients , mix well.
Marinate for a minimum of 3 days. Drain and serve with Tortilla chips
Can be easily doubled
Adapted from Virginia Fare Cook Book