Texas Caviar(black-eyed peas)
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 16oz.can black eyed peas, rinsed
  • 4 scallions, green parts only, chopped
  • 2-3 jalapenos or serranos, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup corn oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
DIRECTIONS
  1. Drain rinsed peas.
  2. Transfer to a bowl.
  3. Add scallions, jalapenos and cilantro.
  4. Toss to mix. Whisk together the oil,lime juice and vinegar and pour over blackeyed peas.
  5. Transfer to a large jar and marinate for a few days, turning occaisionly.( I usually just do it a day in advance).
  6. Serve with corn chips or hot tortillas.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
I meant to contribute this in time for New Years but oh well! I make it every year to bring good luck and it tastes good, too.