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Texas Caviar a.k.a. Black-Eyed Pea Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | perfect as a dip with #Fritos scoops or serve as a #salad. Light & refreshing & great for summer #holidays, backyard BBQs or family reunions. #glutenfree #vegan #blackeyedpeas #appetizer

Black-Eyed Pea Salad (Texas Caviar)

Teresa Ambra
Fabulous salad featuring black-eyed peas, bell peppers, jalapeno pepper, celery, shoepeg corn and pimientos in a delicious balsamic vinaigrette. This vegan and gluten free recipe is also called Texas Caviar. Can also be served as an appetizer with Fritos scoops.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Salads and Salad Dressings, Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Servings 9
Calories 266 kcal


  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 1 small sauce pan
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • 1 sharp knife to cut vegetables
  • 1 large sauce pan
  • 1 colander



  • 16 oz. bag frozen black-eyed peas cooked & drained according to package directions
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 orange or yellow bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper seeded & chopped
  • 16 oz. can white shoepeg corn drained
  • 1 small jar pimentos chopped, (2-oz.)


  • 1/2 cup avocado oil (or canola or coconut oil)
  • 2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt



  • Mix dressing ingredients & bring to boil, then let it cool.
  • Cook black-eyed peas according to package directions.
  • Drain peas and allow to cool.
  • Dice up veggies and add to black-eyed peas with drained corn and pimientos.
  • When dressing is cool, pour over salad ingredients & let marinate at least 2-3 hrs. or overnight.
  • Refrigerate.


  • Mix dressing ingredients & bring to boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • When dressing is cool, pour over salad ingredients & let marinate at least 2-3 hrs. or overnight.


NOTE: Make the dressing first so it can cool!
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen


Calories: 266kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 6gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gSodium: 228mgPotassium: 404mgFiber: 6gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 1214IUVitamin C: 53mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 2mg
Keyword black eyed peas, salad, side dish, texas caviar
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