Monday, August 27, 2012

Southern Caviar

This weekend I made a fun salsa to take to a friends house, that I first tasted at a neighbors graduation party earlier this summer.  It was super yummy, and they called it Southern Caviar.  I thought I had seen it in a cookbook but I couldn't place it.  My neighbor emailed the recipe to me this weekend, and then told me it was in my JL's cookbook, Very Virginia.  I don't know how I missed this one, but I am certain to make all the time now!

Southern Caviar
1 can black eyed peas (drained)
1 can black beans drained
2 medium tomatoes chopped
4 green onions chopped
2 garlic cloves crushed
1 medium red pepper seeded and chopped
1 jalapeño pepper chopped and seeded
1/2 cup red onion chopped
1/2 fresh parsley or cilantro
8 onces of italian dressing

Combine all in a large medium bowl mixing well, and then let sit in fridge for at least 2 overs or over night.  Serve with tortilla chips!

Truth be told when I made mine I left out the green onions and jalapeño,but it was still fine, though next time for myself I will add the hot pepper for some heat.

1 comment:

Jamie said...

There was a summer that I made and ate this weekly!! I love it! Thanks for posting this recipe because I didn't ever write it down, and it's been years since I've made it.