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Classic Texas Caviar

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling

Makes

5 cups

I adapted this texas caviar from one in a cookbook I received a long time ago, and now, I can't imagine a get-together at my house without this quick and healthy appetizer. —Becky Oliver, Fairplay, Colorado
Classic Texas Caviar Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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

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.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 113 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 522mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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