Friday, June 20, 2014

Texas Caviar!

Hey Down Home Friends,
You know they say that black eyed peas bring you luck. So it is no surprise that we find black eyed peas in Texas Caviar. So what is not to love about this zesty little dish? After all it is so easy to make and easy to adjust and play with and the best part is that it is a make ahead little dish that can go with anything. I also love that this recipe is better when you make it the night before. Make ahead recipes have got to be my favorites. So before you get out those old recipes for the next picnic, tailgate, potluck of BBQ why not give Texas caviar a try?
Texas Caviar
Prepare the day before for best results
1 can of black eyed peas rinsed and drained
1 can of corn drained
1 red, green, yellow or orange bell pepper seeded and chopped
1 jalapeno seeded and chopped
1/2 red, yellow or white onion chopped
1 pint red or yellow cherry tomatoes
Bacon bits (in the jar)
8oz Italian dressing
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients and store overnight. More dressing can be used if needed. Stir and taste several hours before serving and add more dressing and seasonings if needed. Serve as a salad or with chips as a dip.
It really is that simple and fun to play around with the basic recipe. I made this the other day and took it to a picnic on the lake and it was a hit! So easy to make and transport and light and refreshing. I am still hoping those peas will bring me luck!

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