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Texas Caviar

Black-eyed peas in "Texas caviar".
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Author: Cynthia


  • 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.