Happy New Year (eat a little Texas caviar for good luck)

Happy New Year (eat a little Texas caviar for good luck)

Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best in 2013. Can't hurt to eat black-eyed peas for a little extra good luck.

Texas Caviar


  • 2 cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained, or 1 cup dried black-eyed peas, cooked and drained*
  • 4 scallions, finely sliced
  • 3 jalapenos, minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro or parsley, minced
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped**(opt.)
  • 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh ground peppercorns
  • Rinse and drain the beans and place in a bowl with the scallions,
  • cilantro, tomatoes and peppers.
  • Put the oil, vinegar, lime juice and salt in a one
  • cup glass measuring cup and mix together.
  • Add the liquid to the beans and combine.
  • Place in a shallow glass (or other non-reactive)
  • dish. Cover and place in the refrigerator for a few hours or a few days.
  • (I marinated mine for 24 hours but sometimes it's much less, and when I'm really on top of things, it's three days.) Mix occasionally to distribute the marinade evenly. Grind some
  • peppercorns over the top just before serving.
  • Serve with sturdy chips, like Food Should Taste Good Multi-Grain Chips.

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