Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Texas Caviar


Who doesn't love some caviar?  Texas Caviar that is!  It is such a simple dish to prepare but the flavors are so good.  There are a million different (yet similar) recipes out there for this great dip, I chose an easy recipe for our  version and served it up with some tortilla chips for dipping. As you can see I go for a rough chop on my veges, I love chunks of flavor in my food  -I'm not a small dice kinda girl.    I chose this particular recipe because of the addition of the avocado.  I'm glad I did - we all really enjoyed this version so I am happy to share it with all of you. So if your looking for a healthier dip option I definitely recommend giving Texas Caviar a try...Enjoy!

How do you make your caviar?

recipe adapted from Taste of Home
What you Need:
2 cans of black eyed peas, drained and rinsed
1 can diced tomatoes with green chilis, drained
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 small red onion, chopped
1/2 cup Italian dressing
2 tablespoons of lime juice
salt and pepper
1 avocado, peeled and cubed
tortilla chips

What you do:
In a large bowl, combine the black eyed peas, diced tomatoes, green pepper and onion. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing, lime juice, salt and pepper. Pour dressing over black-eyed pea mixture and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Stir in avocado just before serving. 
Serve with chips. 


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7 comments:

  1. I saw a variation of this on Food Network a few weeks ago. Looks yummy!

    xo
    Quiet Luxury


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  2. Hi Danielle,
    This is a great summertime dip or salad, we just love it. Your recipe looks awesome! Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  3. Fun fresh salads like this are one of my favorite summer foods! Love it.

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  4. This looks great!

    I would love for you to share this at my Flaunt It Friday Link Party. Make sure you enter for the great giveaway too! :) http://www.blissfulbucketlist.com/2012/06/flaunt-it-friday-2.html

    Sarah@
    www.blissfulbucketlist.com

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  5. I love this. I make something similar to it but with black beans instead of black eyed peas. Thanks so much for sharing this at our Handmade Tuesdays party!

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  6. this has been featured at this weeks tasty tuesday party. Check it out! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/

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  7. This Texas caviar looks great! Perfect for summertime. :)

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