Georgia Caviar


Black-eyed peas in a zesty marinade make a wonderful dip for tortilla chips or bread. Serve at room temperature.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 30 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 45 mins
12 servings


  • 1 pound dry black-eyed peas

  • 2 cups Italian-style salad dressing

  • ½ cup diced jalapeno chile pepper

  • 1 ½ cups finely chopped onion

  • 2 ounces diced pimento peppers, drained

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 2 cups diced green bell pepper

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper


  1. Place black-eyed peas in a large saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 90 minutes, or until black-eyed peas are tender.

  2. Drain black-eyed peas. Cover with Italian-style salad dressing.

  3. In a large bowl, mix together jalapeno, onion, pimento peppers, garlic, green bell pepper, and ground black pepper. Toss in black-eyed pea mixture. Chill in the refrigerator 8 hours or overnight before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

258 Calories
12g Fat
31g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 258
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 656mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 28mg 140%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 533mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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