Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mexican Caviar

Scripture to Live By:

I will exalt you, my God the King;  I will praise your name for ever and ever.
Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.
Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;  his greatness no one can fathom.  One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts. Psalm 145:1-4

Recipe Post:

When I visited my sister a few weeks ago, she served this Mexican Caviar recipe.  My husband liked it so well, that we stopped at the store on our way home, and bought the ingredients, so we could make it when we got home.   

It is good as an appetizer, hors d'oeuvres or just a snack food when watching television. It would make a very good party tray idea as well.

My sister didn't tell me where she got the recipe, so I don't know who to give the credit to, other than her.  I do no not know why it is called caviar, since it doesn't contain fish eggs.   Perhaps it is called caviar because it has black eyed peas in it, which resemble eggs or because it seems like a delicacy.  Most of our family really enjoys anything Mexican, so I thought you might enjoy this recipe as well, if you are a lover of Mexican food.

Here is what you will need:

Mexican Caviar

1/2 red onion
2 medium tomatoes, chopped and drained
1 green pepper
2 cloves garlic minced
4 green onions, chopped
2 cans (14 oz.) black eyed peas, drained
1 can (14 oz.) hominy, drained
1 8 oz. bottle of Kraft Zesty Italian dressing
1 fresh jalapeno pepper, chopped (remove all seeds)
Fresh cilantro (if you can't find it, use the dried)
Serve on Tostitos Scoops

Dice all the vegetables.

Open all cans of vegetables and drain off all the liquid.

Add the beans and the hominy in a bowl.

Add each of the diced vegetables.

Add Cilantro and the Zesty Italian Dressing

Mix thoroughly.

Now it is ready to share with your guest on Tostitos Scoops.

Serve in bowls separately and let your guest make their own or serve them on the chips as seen below.

I certainly hope you will try it.  I think it will be a big hit in your family as it is in mine.


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  1. So colorful and fresh looking, thanks for the recipe!

    1. Thank you so much for viewing my post, thank you for your encouragement. Hope you will make it. Blessings to you today, Jo-Ann

  2. I have made this before and it is a big hit at a get together. I know it by the name Texas Caviar. I think the name comes from the black eyed peas because the black part sort of looks like fish eggs.

  3. This morning as I was linking up, this came to my mind and so I put it in the blog and then I come to your comment and you varified it. Thank you so much for viewing my blog and for your insight. Blessings, Jo-Ann

  4. This looks great, and I love that it's packed with veggies!

  5. This looks sooo yummy! We love anything you can eat in a chip! Hope you will hop on over to my under 300 followers blog hop @
    I am your newest follower~
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  6. Hi Jo-Ann
    I love your presentation of the Mexican Caviar. We grow Black Eyed Peas in our garden, so this is a great recipe for us. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. This looks so great!


    1. Allyaon, is very good. We really enjoy it. We take it to get-togethers with our family. We like it as a snack as well. Thank you for viewing my post. Blessings, Jo-Ann

  8. Thanks for sharing!! And I pinned for future use. I can hardly wait to try this, looks so yummy!!!

  9. Jo-Ann, This looks super yummy. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday :)

  10. That is so cute and clever! Would love it if you share at my Meatless Monday hop! It's a new hop, and I'm hoping to get it to grow and spread the word of Meatless Monday! Thanks, I'll be back!!!


  11. That looks delectable! Love the texture of all that you included - must try :o)
    Thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  12. This is a great recipe! My husband made is a few times and it was a huge hit!

  13. This looks perfect for all the summer parties and potlucks! Thanks for sharing ... pinned :)

  14. This sounds so great! I'm going to have to make this for our potluck at church Sunday!

    I would love it if you would share this post on the Creative @ Home Wednesday Link-Up! I really think my readers will enjoy it!

    Susan Godfrey
    Finding Beauty -

  15. This looks delicious and nutritious! Thanks for linking up for Tasty Tuesday!

  16. Oh my word, this looks so, so tasty! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiring words and wonderful recipe at Rook No. 17 Jo-Ann!


  17. Thank you so very much. Thank you for having the party and I am so glad I can be a part of it. Blessings to you, Jo-Ann



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