Thursday, August 25, 2011

Texas Caviar

If you are in need of a great appetizer to bring for Labor Day, this is your dish.  We love it on NYE too – especially with the Black Eyed Peas which are a traditional NYE food! 

Texas Caviar – Adapted from my little sister


  • 1/8 C olive oil
  • 3/8 C apple cider vinegar
  • heaping 1/3 C sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 2 cans black eyed peas
  • 1 small can white shoe peg corn
  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 purple onion (or equivalent in minced onion)


In a saucepan, combine 1/8 C olive oil, 3/8 C apple cider vinegar, heaping 1/3 C sugar, 1/8 tsps. salt & pepper.  

Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.  When sugar is all dissolved and mixture has boiled, remove from the heat.

Meanwhile, rinse and drain all the beans and corn. 

Place the beans and corn mixture into a large bowl. 

Then, add the chopped purple onion, or the minced onion flakes.  Either one works, just depends on preference. 

Stir to combine. 

Carefully pour the apple cider vinegar mixture over the top of the bean-filled bowl. 

Stir well.

Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving; alternatively, make it the day before and let it sit overnight in the fridge. 

Before serving, give the caviar a few stirs.  Then, serve with tortilla chips, pita chips, or homemade crackers.  Scoop-like chips tend to work the best!  

Linked to: Ingredient Spotlight: Onions, Full Plate Thursday, Diptacular, URS


  1. i am with Katrina... LOVEEE it!

  2. Hi Sno White,
    Well of course we are just going to love your Texas Caviar. I have fresh Black Eyed Peas right now, so this is a great recipe for us. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. This has become my go-to dish when I need something nutritious, delicious, quick, cheap and filling. Thank you so much SnoWhite!

    I like to add edamame and chopped spinach for even nutrients.


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