Monday, January 17, 2011

Texas Caviar

This recipe is available online with multiple different variations. That's the beauty of this dish, as the recipe was handed on to me I modified it to my own liking!

Texas Caviar

1 can black beans rinsed and drained
1 can black eyed peas rinsed and drained
1 4 oz can of sliced jalapenos
2 TBSP of pimentos
1/2 c. chopped red pepper (orange, yellow, or green would work too)
1 can of white shoepeg corn
1 clover of garlic minced

Mix all of the above ingredients together, I use a half gallon mason jar. Then on the stove top :

1 c. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 c. apple cider vinegar
1 TBSP of maple sugar (or if you don't have any on hand you could use some fresh 100% maple syrup)

bring to a simmer until sugar is dissolved . Pour over the bean mixture and let the caviar marinate in your fridge for at least 24 hours. The longer it sits, the more powerful the flavor! Drain the marinade before serving.

We scoop this up with tortilla chips. You could put this in a wrap, either tortilla or lettuce, as well. Also would be delicious over sliced baguette or similar bread. I bet it would even be tasty served over brown rice!