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Black Eyed Pea Salsa

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Black Eyed Pea Salsa is a tasty, veggie alternative for your chip and dip events!

Easy recipe for a delicious veggie dip. Blackeyed Pea Salsa also known as Cowboy Caviar or Texas Caviar. Dip with chips or serve with Cornbread as a salad. #salsa #veggiedip #partyfood

Also known as Texas Caviar, Cowboy Caviar, Corn Salad, or Blackeyed Pea Salad. They are the same delicious recipe with minor variations. The main event is the Blackeye peas and the corn.

Black eyed Pea Salsa is a good example of farm-to-table real food packed with flavor and nutrients. It’s a delicious cold veggie salad for a summer table or a perfect veggie dip for your game day party!

I first saw this dish being prepared on an early Saturday morning TV show sponsored by Georgia Farmers a few years ago. We have since fallen in love with the delicious flavors of this chunky veggie salsa. 

Easy recipe for a delicious veggie dip. Blackeyed Pea Salsa also known as Cowboy Caviar or Texas Caviar. Dip with chips or serve with Cornbread as a salad. #salsa #veggiedip #partyfood

INGREDIENTS

It’s almost a shame to have to stir all of the ingredients together when you see how pretty they are layered in a glass bowl! 

My recipe is Black eyed pea salsa with Italian dressing.

  • Canned Black eye peas, drained
  • Canned White corn, crisp, drained
  • Red bell pepper, chopped
  • Chopped fresh parsley
  • Chopped red onion
  • Canned tomatoes , drained
  • Canned tomatoes with chilies, drained (I used Rotel)
  • Chopped fresh garlic
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Italian dressing
Fresh vegetable ingredients for making Blackeyed Pea Salsa

I use the purple onions because they are pretty in this dish but you can use regular yellow or white onions. Be sure to try Vidalia Sweet onions, those are delicious!

Easy recipe for a delicious veggie dip. Blackeyed Pea Salsa also known as Cowboy Caviar or Texas Caviar. Dip with chips or serve with Cornbread as a salad. #salsa #veggiedip #partyfood

Directions

The best thing about this recipe is no cooking involved. Just dump all of the ingredients together and stir!

Step 1

Prepare all of the fresh vegetables. Chop the red bell peppers, onion, garlic and parsley and set aside.

Step 2

Drain the black eye peas in a small colander. Rinse and drain the peas again and set aside.

Drain the corn and tomatoes.

Step 3

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the peas and stir to blend well. Then add the peas and stir again until peas are mixed throughout.

Step 4

Refrigerate in a sealed container for about 2 hours or overnight to allow the flavors to marinade.

Serve with your favorite chips or crakcers and enjoy!

Options

We tried using a produce section container of Pico de gallo instead of cutting and chopping the peppers, parsley, and onions. It was okay but not as good as chopping the veggies. Would I do it when I’m in a hurry? Yep. Shhhh, don’t tell! So, yes, you can make Black eye pea salsa with pico de gallo but the fresh veggie version is much better.

Serve Blackeyed Pea Salsa so many ways!

  • A delicious chunky salsa served with tortilla chips.
  • Yummy summer salad with fresh veggies.
  • Over rice for a meatless main dish.
  • New Year’s Day side dish. Blackeye Peas are supposed to bring good luck for the year.
Yield: 12-15

Blackeye Pea Salsa aka Texas Caviar

Easy recipe for a delicious veggie dip. Blackeyed Pea Salsa also known as Cowboy Caviar or Texas Caviar. No cooking involved. A blend of corn, blackeye peas, cilanto and a few more fresh veggies. Serve it as a side salad or as a dip with tortilla chips. #salsa #veggiedip #partyfood #texascaviar

A no cook recipe for a vegetable dip or side salad. The perfect dish to enjoy while watching football in the fall or enjoying a summer soiree with friends.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (15oz.) black eye peas, drained well
  • 1 can (15 oz.) white corn
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • ½ Cup chopped parsley
  • ¼ Cup chopped red onion
  • 1 can tomatoes and chopped tomatoes with chilies (I used Rotel)
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh garlic
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 Cup Italian dressing

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients except the peas and stir to blend well.
  2. Now add the peas and stir to blend them throughout the salsa.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight for flavors to marinade.
  4. Serve with your favorite dipping chips.

Notes

We blend the peas last so they won't be crushed in the stirring process.

OPTIONAL: Bacon lovers, you know what to do!

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 90Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 0mgSodium 241mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 2gSugar 6gProtein 2g

Nutrition information is estimated and may not be exact based on uncontrolled variables in home kitchens used by each individual cook.

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updated 1-6-22

A bowl full of Blackeye Pea Salsa aka Texas Caviar served with tortilla chips.
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6 Comments

  1. I’ve never had black eyed peas – I do know there was a band with that name LOL:) This recipe looks so fresh and colorful and will be perfect for our summer which is just around the corner. Thanks for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom

    1. Oh, I hope you do get to try it. I have actually made this recipe for dinner, we enjoy it so much. The flavor combination is so tasty! It’s a perfect football season recipe along with dipping chips.

  2. Sounds great to me! Thank you so much for linking up to Merry Monday this week! I am sharing your post today on my G+ We hope to see you next week for another great party! Have a great week!
    Best,
    Kim

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