New Year’s Texas Caviar


by: Gully Creek Cottage

Like black eyed peas? Most people don’t like black eyed peas but eaten this way, you won’t even know that’s what you’re eating and they taste delicious. The combination of fresh cilantro, bell pepper, tomatoes, combined with the Italian dressing is fabs! This recipe calls for onion, which in my opinion makes it tastes so much better. But someone I know doesn’t like onions so I opted them out this time around. That’s pretty much it- very little prepping and you just throw everything together! This is one of the easiest and tastiest recipes for a refreshing snack or appetizer. I like to serve it to my guests before having Mexican food and dinner is running a little late or we want to just catch up before dinner. It is the perfect dish to serve this New Year's!


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serves: 6-8

2 cans Black Eyed Peas

1 bunch cilantro (finely chopped)

2 medium tomatoes (diced)

1 green bell pepper (diced)

1 medium onion (finely chopped)

1 c zesty Italian dressing

Nutrition Facts
New Year’s Texas Caviar

Servings Per Recipe: 6

Amount per Serving

Calories: 245

  • Total Fat: 10.8 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 2.3 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 1166.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 30.3 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 5.2 g
  •     Sugars: 13.3 g
  • Protein: 7.8 g

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1.  Drain and rinse the peas and pour into a medium sized bowl. Mix in all of the chopped/diced vegetables. Slowly mix in the dressing and stir until it is nicely incorporated with the peas. Store in airtight container and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Serve with your favorite chips.

Cooks' note:
You can make a day ahead or right before needed--either way! You can find full recipe on my website.

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