Texas Caviar

Boost your fortune in the New Year with this tasty twist on a classic Texas dish.

Texas CaviarA tradition in my family, you’d be hard pressed to find a Texan who isn’t helping themselves to a hearty serving of black-eyed-peas on New Year’s Day. According to legend, each pea eaten guarantees one lucky day in the New Year. I can’t think of a tastier (and healthier) way to eat-up some good fortune than with Texas caviar.

Texas Caviar Stuffed AvocadosTexas caviar features the amazingly aromatic and delicious black-eyed-pea (also known as the cowpea). High in protein and soluble fiber, this tiny legume provides an insurance policy in the New Year in more ways than one! Just 1 cup delivers up to 20% of the daily value of calcium, iron and magnesium. It’s also high in folate and beta-carotene, making the black-eyed-pea an incredible, healthy good luck charm.

Avocados + Texas CaviarA modern take on Helen Corbitt’s celebrated dish is showcased here and is best served with tortilla chips or piled atop avocados on the half-shell. It’s humble, simple, tasty and incredibly auspicious.

Texas CaviarSo grab a chip and dig in! Here’s to good times and good fortune in the New Year!

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Texas Caviar

  • Author: Homegrown Provisions
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Texan

Description

Eat your way to good fortune in the New Year with this tasty Texas dish.


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Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked black-eyed-peas
  • 2 cups cooked black beans
  • 2 cups corn (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeño (seeded & finely minced)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 scallions (chopped/sliced thinly)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro (minced) + more for garnish
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp orange muscat champagne vinegar
  • juice of 2 limes (plus more if serving with avocados)
  • 1/2 tsp salt + more to taste (as desired)
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 2 large avocados (optional, for serving)
  • Hot sauce (as desired)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and fold to combine.
  2. Allow flavors to meld. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour prior to serving.
  3. Add a bit more salt and pepper to taste. Add hot sauce if desired.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips or with half-shelled avocados* (pits removed).
  5. *Tip: Large avocados are recommended here. Prior to serving, generously drizzle lime juice on avocado halves. This will prevent browning and taste delicious!


Notes

If you are using canned beans for your caviar be sure to drain and rinse the beans before adding into the mix to reduce sodium content. Did you know? Draining the liquid from a can of beans can cut the sodium by as much as 36 percent!

 

December 24, 2014

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4 Comments

  1. Reply

    Laurel

    February 2, 2015

    Great recipe for TX caviar! I love this stuff so much!

    • Reply

      Shannon

      February 10, 2015

      Thanks, Laurel! 🙂 Texas Caviar is one of my absolute favorites too!

  2. Reply

    Sarah

    September 25, 2015

    I love Texas Caviar… I’ll have to try this in an avocado with hot sauce!! <3

    • Reply

      Shannon

      September 25, 2015

      Ooo! The hot sauce would be a nice touch!

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