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There are thousands of recipes for "Texas Caviar" out there. They're all a little different but seem to revolve somewhat around black-eyed peas. I don't even make it the same way every time but here's my general attack plan:
- 2 15 OZ cans of black-eyed peas
- 1 11 OZ can white shoepeg corn
- 1 11 OZ can yellow shoepeg corn
- 1 can Rotel dice tomatoes with green chilies
- 1/2 onion, (finely chopped)
- 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
- 8 OZ of Italian salad dressing
Put everything (except cilantro) in a bowl. Add salad dressing. Salt & pepper to taste. Cover and put the bowl in the fridge overnight. Stir every once in a while if you want to let it all marinate. Add some fresh chopped cilantro before serving.
This works great as a bean dip for little tortilla "scoop" chips or just regular tortilla chips. It could also work as a cold side dish I guess but I stick with chips.
Do what you want with it. Add some black beans, or red onions. Perhaps skip the Italian dressing and make your own with vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, and maybe some cumin and cayenne pepper. Or do what I do... go to the internet, read 10-20 recipes for it... then just do what you want.