Texas caviar

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves about 12
Texas caviar

Combine the black-eyed peas, green onions and cilantro in a bowl and mix well.


Whisk together the oil, lime juice and vinegar in a small bowl. Pour over the peas and toss to coat. Chop the chiles and add them to the peas with their sauce to taste. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and marinate overnight or up to three days before serving. Stir peas as they marinate, and stir before serving.

This works best with frozen black-eyed peas rather than canned or dried. It’s also free-form: Add more or less of any ingredient. Serve with corn chips.

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