Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Texas Caviar-Black Eyed Peas for New Years!

Hi everyone! I'm making Texas Caviar for my Personal PIGskin Challenge this week.
This is a fun way to incorporate black eyed peas into your New Years traditions.
Black eyed peas are traditionally eaten on New Year's Day for luck and prosperity.
You can check this link for details:
This is a simple version, using canned peas instead of dry. 
Hope you love it if you try it!
Texas Caviar
1 can black eyed peas, rinsed
1 can Rotel or store brand, drained (I didn't do that-duh!)
1/4 C diced onion
1/4 C diced green pepper
1/2 C Italian dressing
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 tsp cumin
Mix all, let stand for an hour or two.
Serve with tortilla chips.
I'm joining:


  1. That looks like it would go great with my New Years Day Chili Party. Book marking it now. Thanks for helping my menu out. Take care.

  2. Don't forget the pot of collard greens!! The peas represent coins, the greens represent money!! My Momma made me eat this every year! Here is to a happy and prosperous New Year!!

  3. Hey girlfriend, this looks so good even tho you forgot to drain.....yummy!!!
    Thank you for your visit, I love chatting with you, Char

  4. Don't you love it when you forget a major step in a recipe. Especially such an easy one. I made bran muffins once without any bran in them.

  5. oh cool, I've never heard that but we will have to eat some black eyed peas..
    I can awesome be found jamming out to them too!! lol

  6. I have made these before, great way to get those black eyed peas on New Years. Now what about the cabbage?

  7. Sounds good! I have eaten black eyed peas on New Years for over 60 years and attest to the legend. Prosperity and luck.:-)

  8. I don't think I have ever eaten a black-eyed pea. Hmmm...


  9. Thanks again! As you can see I am enjoying the stained glass very much and surely did'nt want to put it away too quickly. It's so pretty and does look great there on the stand where the light from the kitchen door can reflect off of it in the daytime.
    I've never heard of this Texas Caviar dish, but it certainly is a new twist on eating those black eyed peas. I always have to have my Hoppin John on new years day though! Always! This would be great for a new year eve party dish! Thanks!

  10. This has always been a favorite for us on New Years Day. Sometimes, tho, we have a big pot of Black Eyes with onion and cornbread. Yummm
    Neither is a bad way to start the new year.:))
    Happiest New Year to you.
    xo bj

  11. This looks so cool and refreshing. What a great way to get your dose of beans!


  12. Now that's what I call a Fancy Dish...and I do mean the DISH and the Caviar! It's a first for me....yep...seeing Texas Caviar served on Fenton Silver Crest! Pretty Fancy for Blackeyed Peas...but hey it's New Years! I don't usually like Blackeyed Peas, but I think I could handle some in the Texas Caviar! I do have the same Fenton Serving Pieces...I think I'll try the Caviar!

    Thanks for your Blogging Friendship this year and I look forward to 2011. Happy New Year!

  13. I've never had black eyed peas....probably why I have such bad luck. :o) La

  14. May your New Year be filled with many Blessings and abundances of Joy for 2011. From my mountain to yours, Until next year
    Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

  15. We always fix black eyed pea soup for the New Year and eat it with cornbread. I'm guessing this was pretty spicy if you didn't drain the Rotels.
    Happy New Year! ~ Sarah

  16. Sounds yummy and so easy to make. Thanks for the recipe.

    Happy New Year and big hugs,

  17. We have always had black eyed peas. I am not sure about the luck thing. But they certainly are good eating.

  18. Looks delish !
    Happy New Year !

  19. Hello Lynn,
    that sounds yummy and easy. We eat on New Year's Day for luck and prosperity SAUERKRAUT. But maybe it helps more to eat the beans, too. LOL
    Greetings, Johanna

  20. Lynn, do you know I've never even TASTED a black-eye pea?? I know, I know...its not a northern sort of thing. I may have to try this recipe except the Rotels are too hot for this wimp. I'll find a substitute.

    I ran across this piggy platter & think you need to buy thess for yourself:


  21. The double ruffle dishes look great! Bon Appetit!

  22. I was just looking at black-eyed peas in the store yesterday, contemplating buying them because I know they bring good luck! But I didn't know what to do with them, so I didn't buy them. Now I know exactly what to do, and this sounds so yummy. I'm heading back to the store!
    Happy REDnesday!

  23. Sounds good. I'm going to try it. I tried your pretzel dip and it was a hit. Thanks!

  24. I have a similar recipe that I love from a Georgia friend! Delicious. It's a big football weekend for Wisconsin!

  25. I had to come back to your recipe, I am making this today, minus the cumin, not a big fan of that spice. Happy New Year.

  26. What a great idea! I've never fixed that type of Texas Cavair with black eyed peas, but I will now!! I've used a recipe off the back of Bush's black beans...which also uses Italian dressing as an ingredient. It's always a big hit when I take it places. I've also drastically reduced the sodium content by using "no salt" beans and corn. The dressing has plenty of sodium to give it a little taste.

    I will copy this recipe of yours for sure!! dana


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