Texas Caviar

I’ve never been one for fancy things, but this is my kind of caviar! Colorful and zesty, with fresh bell peppers, corn, onions and jalapenos, it’s a real favorite with our Austin friends. This one is a bit more cowboy boots than couture, and that’s just the way we like it. We’re Texans, after all!

Anyone can enjoy this salad with a spiffy name, though… and they can enjoy it in a variety of ways! We love it served on the side of grilled meats and fish. You can also heap it on top of juicy burgers for a spicy Southwestern spin. Or, scoop it onto crostini for a pretty, easy appetizer.

However you dish up this delicious corn salad, you can’t go wrong! With summer’s beautiful bounty, now is the perfect time to toss together this fresh, vibrant salad with what’s in season. It’s a unique dish to bring to potluck parties, too. Just chuck a big spoon into the bowl and let everyone help themselves. Every scoopful is yummier than the last! We love it best with tortilla chips and frosty margaritas.

Serve a heaping bowl of this scrumptious, healthy salad alongside your next summer feast. I know you’ll love it. It’s fun to make and absolutely gaw-geous. I could just look at it all day… but I’d rather dig in!

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Texas Caviar

Yield: Serves 8-12

Ingredients:

2 (15 oz.) cans black eyed peas
1 (15 oz.) can black beans
2 cups corn, fresh or frozen
1 cup red onion, minced
1 green bell pepper, small diced
1 red bell pepper, small diced
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
5 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup minced cilantro
3 scallions, sliced thin
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons kosher salt
Juice of 1 lime

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a large bowl and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour, or up to 24 hours. Serve with tortilla chips, on top of burgers/sandwiches or crostini, or on the side of your favorite grilled meats and fish.

Enjoy!

Adapted from Farmgirl Gourmet

      

23 Responses to “Texas Caviar”

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    Jules @ WolfItDown — August 6, 2014 @ 5:01 am

    Mmm this looks great! The perfect salads for barbecues :D I also love the name of it, clever ;) x

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    Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living — August 6, 2014 @ 6:06 am

    I love Texas Caviar! Someone made it for a baby shower recently and it was so good – I’ve been meaning to make it this summer so thanks for sharing this recipe.

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — August 6, 2014 @ 6:59 am

    LOVE Texas caviar! Pretty colors and oh so delicious!

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    Shashi @ RunninSrilankan — August 6, 2014 @ 7:41 am

    I adore beans – and would love this colorful and zesty salad with fresh bell peppers, corn, onions and jalapenos AND beans way more than caviar -anyday!

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    Tieghan — August 6, 2014 @ 7:42 am

    So many pretty colors, texture and delicious flavors going on here. This looks like the perfect snack with some chips!

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    Angel Reyes — August 6, 2014 @ 10:10 am

    I make this kind of salad often. I love the freshness, the juiciness and the crunchiness of all these ingredients.

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    John@Kitchen Riffs — August 6, 2014 @ 11:02 am

    I love black-eyed peas. Never had them before we moved to Texas in the 80s, and quickly became a fanatic. Great recipe — thanks.

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    Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen — August 6, 2014 @ 12:28 pm

    I could eat this stuff with a spoon. The smoky flavor of the canned, seasoned, black-eyed peas is so addictive!

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health — August 6, 2014 @ 12:29 pm

    why have i not made these yet?

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    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog — August 6, 2014 @ 12:59 pm

    Oh my goodness YES! This looks like my kind of dish! Love the look and sound of this super simple, yet flavorful dish.

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    Billy — August 6, 2014 @ 1:17 pm

    Looks delicious, and I love that it has so many uses – I can see making a big pot of this and eating on it all week!

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    Ashley — August 6, 2014 @ 3:32 pm

    This is so my kind of caviar! Looks amazing! And with fresh corn – I’d be all over this if it was in front of me!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — August 6, 2014 @ 4:02 pm

    I could eat my weight in this, so perfect for when it’s too hot to cook!

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — August 6, 2014 @ 4:32 pm

    Summer at its finest!

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — August 6, 2014 @ 9:25 pm

    I don’t care what you call it, that looks outstanding!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — August 7, 2014 @ 8:54 am

    I desperately want to spoon this on top of my next burger. This caviar is the perfect way to utilize my garden harvest. Yum!

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    Gaby — August 7, 2014 @ 1:48 pm

    Love this! I could just eat this with a spoon!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — August 7, 2014 @ 11:24 pm

    As someone who just can’t get on the actual caviar train, this is totally my kind of caviar too! :)

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — August 8, 2014 @ 1:24 pm

    Perfect summer side! I need to bring this to our next bbq!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — August 8, 2014 @ 4:07 pm

    my grandma has lately been making this all the time! love it!!

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    Ramona — August 10, 2014 @ 10:21 am

    Now this is a caviar that I can get behind… I would dive into this bowl. :)

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    marcie — August 10, 2014 @ 11:17 am

    I’d never go for the real caviar over this — I’ll take a big bowl full of freshness over fancy any day! This looks delicious, Georgia! :)

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    mel — August 15, 2014 @ 2:45 pm

    Made this on a Cape Cod vacation for guests with good yellow corn chips – great recipe, enjoyed by adults and kids!!

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