Tuesday, September 20, 2011

texas caviar

i would love to share our family favorite recipe of texas caviar with you!
(i'm also inclined to do this bc often when i'm away from home and i want to make this, i don't have the recipe, but now it'll be on the blog where i can always get to it!)

i got this from my mom,
who got it from our neighbor,
who probably got it from someone above her too!
it's a woodruff family favorite.
it's eaten/made at nearly all of our family functions:
christmas, reunions, the dunes, weddings, etc.
you name it, it's most likely been there.
if the family is together, someone wants it to be made.

it's a bean/salsa/mix of veggie dip thing that's super yummy!

Chop the following and mix together:
    2 cloves garlic
    2 cups tomatoes (about 5)
    1 green pepper
    5-6 green onions (1 bundle)
    2 jalapenos
    1 can white shoepeg corn (drained)
    1 can mexicorn (drained)
    2 cans blackeyed peas with jalapenos(rinsed and drained)
    these cans are hard to find, if you can't find them, get 1 can black eyes peas and another bean can, black or kidney
    8 oz. zesty Italian salad dressing
    Cilantro to taste.
    1 packet of powdered Italian dressing

Serve with chips, quesadillas, or on top of rice.

I think it tastes better the 2nd day, and it will juice up a bit itself when sitting after awhile, so don't add too much of the Italian dressing, I usually use half the bottle and add however much powdered Italian dressing i think it needs


Scottie and Megany said...

loooooove this recipe! it is so delish!

Scottie and Megany said...

oh and i think its better too when it sits a while and i like it when it chills in the fridge a lil bit..yummmm

LaraMackenzie said...

Oh, that looks too yummy! I am going to make that.