Donna's StoryThis 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.
About this Recipe
Robyn Tomblinson pigasus718 - Dec 28, 2009
I have been making this for years. We call it Texas Caviar. I also use golden hominy in mine. It is always a big hit wherever I take it. I come home with an empty bowl and lots of requests for the recipe :)
Amy Porter MommaAlDente - Jun 7, 2010
I love this stuff! Where I live here in NC we call it Brushy Mountain Caviar...I guess it's all the same, just given a local tag in the name, lol. People always eat it up whenever I take it anywhere!
Donna Brown gabbiegirl - Jun 7, 2010
I love the different names for the same delicious dish.
Donna Brown gabbiegirl - Mar 28, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!