Mississippi Caviar

2 reviews, 5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

This is a great appitizer/dip to have on hand for any type of party. It is kind of like a bean and veggie salsa. We dip toritilla chips in it or you could use it as a garnish. We typically have this in the summer time, football parties, Christmas get togethers, and of course New Year's (it has black eyed peas in it....my Grandma told me it is good luck to eat black eyed peas on New Year's :) Overall, it is a fun and different dish to include in whatever gathering or party you are heading to!

"Great recipe! It's easy to whip together and it's a crowd pleaser! "


1 can black eyed peas; 15 oz drained and rinsed
1 can black beans; 15 oz drained and rinsed
1 can whole kernal corn; 15 oz drained
2 large tomatoes; diced
1 med. onion; diced
1 med. green pepper; diced
1 tbsp. minced garlic
1/2 bunch cilantro; (I use a little less)
1-2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 tsp. Italian Dressing; (liquid)
1 package dry Italian Dressing Mix; 7 oz
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup vinegar; (white)

Original recipe makes 24 Servings



1. Combine the first 11 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir the mixture well.

2. Combine Italian dressing (liquid), Italian dressing packet, oil, and vinegar. Mix well and pour over the first 11 ingredients. Stir the entire mixture well and then cover and chill for at least 2 hours.

3. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!


This is a hard recipe to mess up!

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I'm making this for our family's 4th of July celebration.
Kuhnran 3y ago

Great recipe! It's easy to whip together and it's a crowd pleaser!
Kuhnran 4y ago

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