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Classic Texas Caviar Recipe
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Classic Texas Caviar Recipe

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Becky Oliver of Fairplay, Colorado created this quick appetizer. Writes Becky, “I adapted this recipe from a cook book I received a long time ago, and now, I can't imagine a get-together at my house without it.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained
  • 1 medium green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fat-free Italian salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • Tortilla chips

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup (calculated without chips) equals 113 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 522 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the peas, tomatoes, green pepper and onion. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing, lime juice, salt and pepper. Pour over black-eyed pea mixture and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Stir in avocado just before serving. Serve with chips. Yield: 5 cups.
Originally published as Texas Caviar in Light & Tasty February/March 2007, p7

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup (calculated without chips) equals 113 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 522 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.

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Reviewed Mar. 13, 2015

"I love this easy recipe, it is a great item to make and take to gatherings. My dish is always empty when I take it home."

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Reviewed Jul. 10, 2012

"Excellent! I leave out the avocado just because I don't like avocado...otherwise this recipe is quick and easy to make and its delicious! I have served it at a couple of different gatherings and always get compliments."

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Reviewed May. 23, 2009

"Love this recipe! And everyone who tries it loves it, too. And it's pretty healthy I think. Maybe not the chips though."

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