By Donna Brown gabbiegirl
This dip is really good with Tostitos scoops or your favorite cracker. My son didn't like any of these ingredients until he tried this combination. You may also substitute black beans for a can of pinto beans. (It is also called Cowboy Caviar or Texas Caviar).
blackeyed or purple hull peas, drained
black beans, drained and rinsed well
shoepeg corn, drained
diced tomatoes with jalapeno peppers (Rotel), drain some of juice off
diced tomatoes, drained
chopped bell pepper (1/2 green pepper and 1/2 red pepper is really pretty)
chopped onion to taste (you can used a few green onions and some sweet onion or you may like chopped red onion, whatever your preference
1 or 2
chopped jalapeno peppers, with insides removed (be careful they will cause skin to burn when removing insides)
chopped fresh cilantro, to taste, about 1/2 cup
sugar to taste, about 2-3 Tablespoons
Zesty Italian dressing
1Put beans, peas, and corn in container with tight fitting lid. Add tomatoes and Rotel. Chop and add rest of ingredients. Pour Italian dressing over, marinate a few hours or overnight. Keep refrigerated.