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.


  1. Great recipe! Thanks! I'll use it in my Vegan challenge... and being a Texan, it makes it even more fun for me. :)

  2. What a nice recipe. I stopped by your blog by chance and had planned just to say hello. I was lured into reading some of your older posts and stayed much longer than I planned. I'll be back often. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  3. Hi Erin, thank you so much for writing about RO*TEL. We love this recipe and think you should enter it into our recipe contest for a chance to win $2,000. For more info visit

    - The RO*TEL Across America Team

  4. YUM! This looks like a delicious summer recipe!!

    Thanks for coming by my blog. I hope the gf recipes work for you grandma. At first it seems like a hard diet/lifestyle to do, but it gets a lot easier as time goes by..

    Have a great day!