Classic Texas Caviar

During the holiday season, we are often greeted with party food which are high in salt, fat and sugar.  This Classic Texas Caviar is a wonderful appetizer for potluck as it feeds a crowd.  It is very filling and flavourful, and full of healthy protein and fiber.

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The Classic Texas Caviar recipe is adapted from Pam Anderson and it serves a large party.  Ken and Frank made this healthy appetizer.  Ken and Frank are the oldest seniors in the South Arm Cooking Club for seniors.  Can you guess their age?

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Ken and Frank are two of the active members of the cooking club.  Check back the next post to see if you guess their age right?

Ingredients

  • 2 (15.8 ounce) cans black-eyed peas or black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 jalapeño, stemmed, seeded and minced, optional
  • 1 small onion, cut into small dice
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and cut into small dice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 6 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

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Instructions

Classic-Texas-Caviar-4-300x200In a large bowl, combine the beans and tomatoes.

Add the rest of the ingredients; cover and refrigerate 2 hours or up to 2 days.

Classic-Texas-Caviar-5-300x200Before serving, adjust seasonings to taste, adding extra vinegar, salt and pepper.  Transfer to a serving bowl, and serve with baked pita chips or tortilla chips.

Ken and Frank, thank you for making the Classic Texas Caviar.

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  1. Whoa! This is really good! Thanks for sharing! I’m going to make it again right away, hehe!

  2. Thanks for your recipe, been looking for a healthy dip for New Years. What’s nice is anyone can add their own twist to this. I
    am going to add cubed avocado and diced olives to give it a “California” twist… Texi-fornia Caviar?? You guys are great!
    When two people can work together in a kitchen they’re GREAT in my book!
    Not to mention with a can opener and a knife!
    I guess the younger half of 60ish..

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