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Texas Caviar

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"This is my favorite snack in the whole world; serve with tortilla chips or as a salsa. This recipe makes a ton!"
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1 h 30 m servings 216
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Mix black-eyed peas, onion, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, green bell pepper, canola oil, ketchup, vinegar, jalapeno peppers, garlic, oregano, cumin, salt, basil, chili powder, paprika, celery salt, black pepper, and thyme together in a large bowl. together in a large bowl.
  2. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate to let the flavors mingle, at least 1 hour.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Instead of making the dressing, you can just use 1 cup of Italian dressing and 1/2 cup of taco sauce. I just never have these things around when I make this.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 216 calories; 10.3 24.9 7.4 0 758 Full nutrition

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This is a really good recipe. I liked the "kick" that the dressing has due to all the spices and chili powder. I used dried blackeyed peas instead of canned (LOVE my Instant Pot!!) and doubled...

I have made this a couple of times and it's a huge hit!! I can't make enough of it and I even get requests " can you make your salsa for the party" so easy to make too!!