Saturday, April 3, 2010

Texas Caviar

So I have been without meat, dairy, and any kind of sweetner for the past 21 days, so I've had to get creative in what I eat - think vegan only stricter (not a diet, a fast leading up to Easter).

I would love to share some recipes that got me through these past three weeks, starting with my greatest discovery...

Texas Caviar.

Just so you know, I have always hated beans and peas of any kind - except plain old green beans. So I was a little skeptical about trying this dip.

I was SO pleasantly surprised. It is easy, yummy, and filling - what more could you want?

There are a lot of variations out there, but this is the Texas Caviar I enjoyed! Hope you do too!

Texas Caviar

1 can black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
1 can whole-kernel corn, drained
1 can Rotel, Mexican style
3 ribs celery, chopped
Cayenne pepper and black pepper, to taste

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate at least an hour to combine the flavors. Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.