Don't bother with soaking and cooking beans for Classic Texas Caviar - the canned variety works well. But skip the bottled dressing, and take a little extra time to measure your own vinegar, oil and spices.

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Ingredients

40
Original recipe yields 40 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl; cover and refrigerate 2 hours or up to 2 days. Before serving, adjust seasonings to taste, adding extra vinegar, salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving bowl.

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Nutrition Facts

40 calories; 2.2 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 112 mg sodium. 4 g carbohydrates; 1.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2007
Highly tasty. Highly addictive. We substitute one can of black-eyed peas for a can of shoepeg corn to add a little variety. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/08/2011
It was good I wasn't a big fan of it but others really liked it! Had to spice it up after it sat overnight. Read More
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219 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2007
Highly tasty. Highly addictive. We substitute one can of black-eyed peas for a can of shoepeg corn to add a little variety. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2007
Highly tasty. Highly addictive. We substitute one can of black-eyed peas for a can of shoepeg corn to add a little variety. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2006
This recipe is AWESOME! I added only one jalepeno since I am a wimp and I use evoo and garlic wine vinegar instead of what is called for in the recipe, and I add a few more peppers and such. This is a must at get togethers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2009
I've made this many times before using Good Seasons salad dressing as the "marinade" - while that is good this is MUCH better. A subtle yet tasty twang - I used Rotel tomatoes (blue can) beans corn black eyed peas small diced chiles some chopped jalapenos cilantro green onion and a couple squirts of lime juice - addictive way to squeeze in veggie servings! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2008
This was awesome and I will definately make again. Word of caution: WHEN CHOPPING THE JALEPENO PEPPER WEAR GLOVES!!! I had some weird reaction and my hands burned like they were on fire for about 6 hours. It was horrible! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2007
i really like texas caviar but i only had balsamic vinegar so i used that and it was too strong. plus there was a lot of juice. i ate this as a side dish with a barbecue dinner and it wasn't as good as i remembered. i think eating it with tortilla chips would be a good accompinament. my kids thought the texture of the black-eyed peas was weird. i will try it again but with regular red wine vinegar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2008
This was a surprise hit at my last family party. I had an uncle in town who is vegan so I tried to find something extra I could make for him to enjoy besides salad! My in-laws who are usually very resistant to trying anything new and different devoured it and were asking for the recipe. Mine was a little on the blander side because I only used 1 jalapeno and removed all the seeds and ribs because I didn't want it to be too spicy. So I had to re-season it with some salt pepper and garlic powder after it was refrigerated. So just like the recipe states - taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking. I would make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2007
Made this to go along with a big BBQ I did. Everyone was a tad leery at first until they tried it then it was gone in no time. Matter of fact I didn't even get to try it. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2009
I love this recipe! I make a double batch everytime. I do like to add a little bit more heat with an extra two serrano peppers and one or two more jalapenos. I also like to add a few fresh tomatos! Make sure you drain the fine diced tomatos really well and rinse and drain the peas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2009
I followed this recipe to the "T"... It was awsome. No changes needed. I made this for a dinner party and EVERYONE loved it even the picky kids and hubby. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/08/2011
It was good I wasn't a big fan of it but others really liked it! Had to spice it up after it sat overnight. Read More
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