Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar

14 reviews, 4.2 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 24 hours

Great holiday snack, very easy to make. Looks good on the table


6 ounces Pinto beans; (1/2 can)
12 ounces Black eyed peas w/ jalapeno; (1 can)
12 ounces White shoepeg corn; (1 can)
4 ounces Pimento pepper; (small jar)
1 cup Green pepper; chopped
1 cup Celery; chopped
1 small Onion; finely chopped
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
1 tbs Water
3/4 cup Cider vinegar
1/2 cup Vegetable oil
1/4 cup Splenda; - or sugar if you wish

Original recipe makes 24 Servings



Drain beans, peas, corn and pimento and mix together. Add in the peppers, onion, and celery.

In a saucepan, bring to boil salt, pepper, water, vinegar, oil and sugar. Cool completely before pouring over bean & vegetable mixture. Marinate at least 24 hours before serving. Drain and serve on a leaf of lettuce. Serve low carb tortilla chips alongside. Store in saved marinade. Keeps in refrigerator for 2 months

Low Carb Tortilla Chips:

I take low-carb tortillas, cut them in wedges, spray them lightly with oil and bake them until crisp. Sprinkle a bit of sea salt in them if you desire.


I make this with Splenda to cut the sugar. If calories or carbs aren't your concern use real sugar.

Each (3/4 cup) serving (excluding any chips) contains an estimated:

Cals: 107, FatCals: 44, Total Fat: 5g

SatFat: 1g, PolyFat: 3g, MonoFat: 1g

Chol: 0mg, Na: 174mg, K: 210mg

TotCarbs: 14g, Fiber: 3g, Sugars 3g

NetCarbs: 11g, Protein: 2g

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Good catch "naboozer"! You are indeed correct. The three "forgotten" ingredients are added to the mixture just before pouring the pickling liquid over the whole works. I updated the recipe instructions to clarify this info.
promfh 4y ago

Am I missing something? 11 people reviewed this and I didn't see one person mention that the author doesn't tell you what to do with 3 of the main ingrediants. the pepper, onion and celery are just ignored. It is a real pain when you are halfway into a recipe to discover something like this.
naboozer 4y ago

I make this recipe often as an appetizer. I don't use sugar and it's just as delicious and easier since you don't need to use the stove.
Msdeleon 4y ago

We served this at our Christmas party. It was a big hit.
Frenchjl 4y ago

[I made edits to this recipe.]
promfh 5y ago

Carb-count seems low for such a large serving plus tortilla chips. a 3-T serving of beans = 17 grams carb, so I'm not sure how 3/4 c = 14 grams. Help? In any case, it's a very tasty choice in controlled amounts for my favorite diabetic. I've made other changes to make it more heart-healthy and savory: 1 T oil from a jar of sun-dried tomatoes instead of called-for vegetable oil 1 T Splenda (baking type, or 1 pack of regular) instead of 1 cup Added 4 T lime juice 1/2 t cayenne 1/2 t cumin 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped fine Marinated overnight, no need to drain. Delish!
talheure 6y ago

I used fresh cilantro and instead of marinade I cheated and used fat free Italian dressing and cut down on sugar.
Roadqueenie 6y ago

I made this early in the am today by 2 pm it had been marinating 8 hours. I toasted tortillas and lightly salted them then served the caviar and chips to my husband along with his usual sandwich at lunch. He ate it all and loved it. I must say I love it too. The only thing I did differently was use the whole can of pinto beans. This is going to reappear on the menu tomorrow evening at dinner with another recipe I found on Big Oven "Southwestern Chicken Skillet". BTW, great picture! Gotta go put the rest of my caviar in jars and store in my "chill chest". Oh almost forgot, I think I will try the idea with the mango and jalapeno for the next family gathering and maybe a little cilantro too.
PRL182 6y ago

I added some chopped mango and finely diced jalapeno to the latest batch. The office gang descended on it like a starving chihuahua on a pork chop. A double batch disappeared in about 4 hours of "snacking".
promfh 9y ago

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