Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar on a Tostitos Scoop
     Texas Caviar actually has nothing to do with caviar; it is a type of salsa popular in the Lone Star State. There are many variations to the dish, but it always contains black-eyed peas and some type of dressing. The longer you let it sit, the more flavorful it gets. You can eat it plain or serve it with tortilla chips.
     This recipe for Texas Caviar is very healthy; it is low-calorie, low-fat, and chock-full of protein, fiber, and immune system boosting ingredients such as cilantro.
The ingredients that make up the salsa
Draining the vegetables in a colander
Look at all the pretty colors!
Texas Caviar
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Serves: 12+
  • 2 12 oz. cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 12 oz. can black eyed peas
  • 1 12 oz. can garbanzo beans
  • 1 12 oz. can black beans
  • 1 11 oz. can chipotle white corn
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1&1/2 cups fat-free Zesty Italian dressing
  1. In a large colander, drain all of the tomatoes, beans, and corn. Stir with a wooden spoon to make sure most of the liquid is gone.
  2. In a large bowl, combine drained vegetables with pepper and onion. Add cilantro and stir.
  3. Stir in dressing. Let sit several hours or overnight to flavor. Serve with tortilla chips.
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