Texas caviar is a classic side dish recipe of spiced and flavored black eyed peas. This side dish is most notably served as good luck on New Year’s Day!
So a quick recipe for you today. Texas Caviar made with black-eyed peas. Black-eyed peas are thought to bring prosperity and good luck if eaten on New Year’s Day. Hey, who among us couldn’t use a little good luck and a lot of prosperity? I first tasted Texas Caviar at least 20 years ago, when we received a “kit” for Christmas. It was so delicious, I tried for many years to re-create it. This recipe is loosely based on one from Emeril Lagasse.
So Happy New Year and may 2012 bring you all you wish for!
Enjoy your Texas caviar!
- 3 cups cooked black eyed peas
- 1/2 red bell pepper diced small
- 1/2 green bell pepper diced small
- 1 small jalapeno minced
- 3 green onions finely sliced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 sprig of fresh thyme chopped
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- juice of half of lemon or to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon ground oregano
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
- Kosher salt and pepper to taste.
- Mix everything together. Season to taste. It tastes better if it's chilled for several hours before serving to let the flavors meld together. You can serve it as a side dish or with tortilla chips.
Sandy Loper says
Love the New Website! Sooooo much easier for the tech-no-phobs like me. Thank you for considering us, and our ease of leaving comments. And you know we are dying to leave comments. If nothing else, you have very chatty friends who love chatting with you!
Still working out the bugs…it’ll take awhile…miss the comfortable “old shoe” that was blogspot.
Love the new web site! What a wonderful way to ring in 2012! Keep those amazing posts coming!
Thanks for being one of my number one supporters! You are a “love cat”!
Happy New Year! I want pizza-making lessons, please!
Hey Amy, win or lose, you can still have pizza lessons!
Camille McLean says
Cynthia,So impressed with your new site. Your energy and culinary talents never cease to amaze me.
well look at you!
Geez Louise! says
site looks FAN tastic! I just love the colors and banner. Super super cute~! I’m cooking black eyed peas as we speak…
Thanks, Louise! Black eyed peas…good luck and LOTS of prosperity to you in 2012!
charlotte culpepper says
Pizza dough flavoring and seasoning? WOW I didn’t know about those. No wonder my pizza’s lacked pizzazz!!!!
Good Luck on your .com… Where do I purchase those??? Thanks
I get it at King Arthur Flour…But if you win it’s yours for FREE!
And Charlotte…the flavorings really do make a difference in the flavor!
This is definitely easier to comment from an iPhone! Now I dint have to wait till I get to a desk top. The website is also easier to remember. Great job Cynthia.
Yes, it certainly does Angela! I’ve never had this many comments on one post before!
I just stumbled upon your site for the first time today. It’s beautiful. I look forward to looking through your previous posts. 🙂
Thanks Tanya! I hope you enjoy it!
You can also follow my What A Girl Eats Facebook page for posts that I don’t put on my website!
Rebecca D says
Thanks for mentioning me in your post! I feel very special:) Happy New Year! I can’t wait to follow you on your new .com endeavor:) At least now I can comment! LOL
Rebecca I love how you’ve jumped in and tried so many things! Thanks!
Rebecca D says
Since you are a .com now, does that mean we will still get an e-mail when you post? Can’t you tell I so not techno savy:) LOL!
I’m hoping so…I’m working with the web designer…did you sign up on the right under subscribe? That’s the tricky bit…because I had no way of knowing who subscribed by email.
Congratulations on your transition to the dotcom world! Hope to see you soon!
Thanks mom! Let me know if you got it by email today.