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Amy’s Texas Caviar


2 cans (15 ounces each) black eyed peas, drained and rinsed

2 cans (10 ounces each) shoe peg corn, drained OR

2 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn that has been thawed

2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup red onion, finely diced

1 1/2 cups green pepper, finely diced

2 to 4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped (optional)

2 cups seeded and diced tomatoes

1 1/2 cups Zesty Italian dressing

1 cup cilantro, chopped

2 ripe avocados, diced (optional)


Mix all ingredients, except cilantro and avocado, in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Stir in cilantro and avocados if you’d like, like just before serving. Serve with tortilla chips or scoops.


This makes a really big batch! You can cut it in half for a smaller batch. Perfect for parties! You can make up to 24 hours ahead.

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