Rating: 4.82 stars
347 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 295
  • 4 star values: 45
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

Here's a spicy Texas favorite. Black-eyed peas and black beans are marinated in a fiery, flavorful mixture. This is great with tortilla chips or bread -- and plenty of cold iced tea!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
8 cups
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, mix together onion, green bell pepper, green onions, jalapeno peppers, garlic, cherry tomatoes, zesty Italian dressing, black beans, black-eyed peas and coriander. Cover and chill in the refrigerator approximately 2 hours. Toss with desired amount of fresh cilantro to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

107 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 11.8g; fat 5.4g; sodium 414.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (264)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2008
This is really good, a refreshing difference from bottled salsa. I did add corn to ours. We also decided this tasted better the next day, but the dressing was too strong tasting after only a couple of hours. So I tried it again with 1/2 Italian dressing and 1/2 roasted red pepper vinegret dressing. We really liked that. I also used red, yellow and orange bell peppers, and a couple of times a bit of avacado. I Will definitely be using the recipe regularly. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/12/2012
I felt this was "OK". The zesty italian dressing flavor was too strong for my tastes. Read More
(8)
347 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 295
  • 4 star values: 45
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2008
This is really good, a refreshing difference from bottled salsa. I did add corn to ours. We also decided this tasted better the next day, but the dressing was too strong tasting after only a couple of hours. So I tried it again with 1/2 Italian dressing and 1/2 roasted red pepper vinegret dressing. We really liked that. I also used red, yellow and orange bell peppers, and a couple of times a bit of avacado. I Will definitely be using the recipe regularly. Read More
(263)
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2004
I originally tasted this while living in San Antonio. The recipe I was given used 1 each green, yellow and red bell peppers, and diced tomatoes instead to make it easier to scoop and dip. Looks like confetti - great for a party! One thing is missing: be sure to add a can of hominy. Serve with Frito's for true Texas flavor. Read More
(214)
Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2005
Delicious! To make easier I use can of petite diced tomatoes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2004
yum, tasty and lively presentation with all the different bright colors. One change I made was to substitute the black beans for a small can of mexi-corn, otherwise I thought it to "beany". Also, used a red onion instead of yellow. Substituted a can of petite diced tomatoes drained for fresh, (just for ease). I also seeded the jalapeno peppers so it wasn't too hot. Serve with corn chips for the authentic texas way. Great party appetizer! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2005
I made this for a barbeque tonight. I added a few extra jalapenos and no coriander because I didn't have any and put just a bit of dried cilantro. Very good recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2005
I crave this stuff! It goes great with a cold beer!!!! I could eat it for a meal. It is yummilicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2006
I made this recipe as stated and it was wonderful. I made with fat free dressing and a co-worker made this recipe with regular dressing and it tastes much better with the regular dressing. Wonderful recipe! Need to let it sit for a couple hours to let the flavors blend together. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2005
I added a can of mexicorn and it was delicious! Will probably add more garlic and some lime juice next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2004
This appetizer is so great. I make it for all my cookouts...people beg for the recipe! Really unique subsititute for plain old chips and salsa. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/12/2012
I felt this was "OK". The zesty italian dressing flavor was too strong for my tastes. Read More
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