Wednesday, August 26, 2009

And all I got was this stupid recipe

You didn't think I forgot your souvenir from my vacation, did you?

My aunt made this appetizer/side dish twice the week we were there because we all loved it so much. She got the recipe from a friend.

Texas Caviar

Prepare at least 12-18 hours before serving.

1 can each of:
shoe peg corn (or frozen or leftover fresh, cooked corn)
black beans
black eyed peas

1 cup chopped celery
1 small jar chopped pimentos
chopped jalapenos to taste*

Heat together until the sugar is melted:
1 scant cup olive oil
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup sugar

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and marinate overnight. Serve with tortilla chips. (The scoop-shaped ones work really well.)

*The original recipe says to use a small can of jalapenos, plus red pepper flakes if desired. Since there were children eating with us, my aunt used about 1/3 of a can of jalapenos plus some seeded, chopped chipotle peppers. She served the additional jalapenos and chipotles on the side for those who wanted more heat.


  1. im going to have to try this. i love all of these ingredients and usually have them on hand.

  2. My mother in law makes a version of this - yum! This is a great milk free/gluten free high protein snack idea I'd forgotten about. Thanks for the souvenir!

  3. This sounds really good. I love that it's called Texas Caviar.

  4. I've never had anything like this, but I do love me some corn and black beans!

  5. Mmmm...pass the tortilla chips!

  6. Haha, thanks for the souvenior! And it ain't stupid, it's brilliant! :-)

  7. My mom makes this a lot. I've heard it called other things too. Also, Pampered Chef has a version of it in one of their cookbooks. Yummy.