Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Texas Caviar.... A New Year's Eve Tradition

Since there isn't a lot of traffic to my cooking blog I thought I'd post this here. Of course, on New Year's Day we have the traditional Black-Eyed Peas (Hoppin' John), pork tenderloin and cabbage (to put money in your pocket for the coming year). However, this recipe is much more festive and fun to make. So, every New Year's Eve I make my favorite Texas Caviar Dip, whether we're having a party, going to a party, or just staying home. Not many people can pass this up because it is totally delicioso. Enjoy!


3 (15 ounce) cans black-eyed peas, drained, rinsed
1 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 small green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 cup thinly sliced green onions
1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup loosely packed chopped Italian parsley
2 jalapenos, seeded, deveined & minced
4 large garlic cloves, crushed
1 large tomato, coarsely chopped
6 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 cup plus 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste

Combine the peas, bell peppers, green onions, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, jalapenos, garlic, tomato, vinegar and olive oil in a nonreactive bowl and mix well. Chill, covered, for 8 hours or longer. Stir in the salt and pepper and let stand until at room temperature. Serve with tortilla chips.


Alpaca Mountain said...

That sounds heavenly...anything with jalapenos and tabasco...mmmm.
Happy New Year Miss Snooty and Family!

Living on the Spit said...

With this recipe I ay just be able to get everyone else to eat black eyed peas except me!!!

This is wonderful and thanks so much for posting it. Yum-o

I am going back to the store now.

Love ya and Happy New Year,


TSannie said...


Hope your 2009 is just wonderful!

Mental P Mama said...


The Incredible Woody said...

Sounds good! I'm on my way to the store to purchase our annual New Year's meal - hog jowl! I can feel my arteries clogging now.

Janie said...

Hot damn that looks good!

Save me some...I'll be back in the Texas before long!

(It's snowing in the PA.)

Janie said...

Happy New Year!

BJ Roan said...

This will be perfect for tomorrow afternoon. Thanks for sharing!

herMomsometimes said...

I love Texas Caviar. I've never made it because I never knew how. Thanks Snooty, now I can have Caviar for New Years Day.

BJ Roan said...

I've snagged the recipe! Happy New Year!

ReluctantYankee said...

Divine...really. Thank you for sharing your recipe! I can't wait to try it. :)


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