“Texas Caviar” Recipe

Great New Year’s recipe for Texas Caviar (black eyed peas mixture) — originally posted byTexas Monthly.

4 cups cooked black-eyed peas (as they are not in season, I recommend frozen or dried)
1/2 cup chopped green onions (tops and bottoms)
1/2 cup diced red onion
1 cup diced tomato
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 medium jalapeño, seeded and diced
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup vinegar (I used red-wine)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Rinse and drain the peas. Add the onions, tomato, garlic, and jalapeño. Add the oil, vinegar, and herbs and mix thoroughly. Refrigerate immediately and let marinate for at least 6 hours, stirring occasionally. Drain marinade and serve chilled. Serves 10

Adapted from Texas Cowboy Cooking , by Tom Perini. Published by Comanche Moon.

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