Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Redneck Caviar

A delicious veggie mix of black eyed peas, corn, jalapenos, onion, tomato and orange bell pepper perfect for scooping with tortilla chips.

Southern Redneck Caviar
Redneck Caviar

Chances are you may have heard of Redneck caviar, if not, you are in for a treat. The pop of the sweet corn and orange pepper, the freshness of the tomatoes and cilantro, a little kick from the jalapenos. Made in just minutes, you have a healthy snack. I love this with those little
tortilla scoopers, but this is tasty as a side dish with grilled chicken or fish too. You can add to, subtract from or substitute to your liking. I have made this and added a little cumin and chili powder to kick it up a notch. Definitely a dish you can take and make your own. I have heard this called a slew of different names and seen it made a hundred different ways. I'm anxious to hear your take on this southern favorite. Let me know how you make this to suit your taste. I am eager to hear from you!
Redneck Caviar

2 Cans Black Eyed Peas-Drained and Rinsed
2 Cups Frozen Corn-Completely Thawed
1 Cup Diced Tomato-Seeded
¾ Cup Italian Dressing
½ Cup Diced Onion
½ Cup Diced Orange Bell Pepper
2 Cloves Garlic, Diced or Pressed
2 Tablespoons Diced Jalapeno Pepper
1 Tablespoon Roughly Chopped Fresh Cilantro
Place black eyed peas in colander over sink, rinse with cold water and let drain thoroughly. While peas are draining; mix Italian dressing, diced tomato, onion, orange bell pepper, garlic, jalapeno pepper and cilantro in a bowl large enough to hold all ingredients. Add thawed corn and drained black eyed peas. Gently fold with a rubber spatula to mix and coat all vegetables with dressing. Refrigerate for at least two hours to let flavors marinate.  

Adapted from many sources.
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Southern Redneck Caviar


  1. This looks awesome! I can't wait to try it. Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you can join us again this week.http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/08/try-new-recipe-tuesday-august-12.html

  2. Ooo, I like this. Vegetables are my fav … this is so inviting.

    1. thank you Anita! This really is a delicious and healthy veggie dish. Definitely one of my favorites!