Texas Caviar

Did you try any new food or appetizer for the Super Bowl?  I do have some good old standby’s that my family always requests but this year I wanted to try some new things.  And what better place to find a new recipe than Pinterest?!?!

Just a little info about my particular palette preferences.  (Say that ten times fast!) I don’t care for tomatoes.  Now I know that might surprise some people. Yeah, those people that LOVE tomatoes.  People who love tomatoes can’t understand why I don’t like them.  Once I had a friend who told me that if only I tried  a tomato straight out of the garden then she was positive that I would like tomatoes.  “They are SO much better than store bought” she said.

Months later someone gave me some tomatoes straight from their garden.  Remembering what my friend told me, I decided to try to cast my tomato prejudice aside and try yet one more time to like tomatoes.  I heartily took a bite. I heartily spit it out.

Do you spell tomatoes with just an “o” or do you add an “e”.  I think I like the “e”.   Random.  I know.

This gets weirder in that I like tomato soup, salsa and ketchup.  I think it must be the texture. Yuck.

But I digress.  What does this have to do with today’s post?  When looking for a new recipe for the Super Bowl, after I saw the recipe I almost didn’t make it.  Why?  You guessed it.  Because it had tomatoes in it.  But it looked so dang yummy that I mustered a gust of tomato energy and bought the ingredients to make Texas Caviar from Weekday Chef.   I was not disappointed.  Although this included tomatoes (with an “e”), it was fresh and had a great citrusy taste because of the lime juice and I LOVED IT!  I heart black eyed peas so I used those instead of black beans.texas caviarIt was my most favorite new recipe that I tried last Sunday.  I am so glad to report that This Pin Rocks!

Texas Caviar
Recipe type: Appetizer/Dip
  • 1 (15 ounce) can white corn, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black eyed peas, OR black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 bunch finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoons small red onion, finely chopped (optional)
  • ½ green or red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted, and diced
  • A dash of Lawry's or Johnny's seasoning salt
  • A few shakes of chili pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons Zesty Italian or House Italian Dressing
  1. Mix all ingredients together and chill until ready to serve.


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  1. I think I know why you loved it – It has a salsa-like quality. :) Anyway, thanks for linking this up to our Sweets For My Sweetie link-up! :)

  2. comebackmommajenn says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog so that I could come and see yours. Love this idea. This Caviar sounds GREAT!

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