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Texas Caviar

This week, Sunday Supper is celebrating the great American tradition of football. It’s a time when people gather around the television to watch their favorite teams.

At least this is what my husband tells happens. I grew up in more of a hockey-loving household than a football-loving one. Despite 6 years of marriage, his love of football (college football, to be more specific, but football in general) hasn’t rubbed off on me. While he’s watching the game, I’m feeding him and whatever friends he’s invited over, and then hiding away with a book or my knitting.

While I might not enjoy the game, I do enjoy feeding friends. The recipe I’m sharing with you this week is a version of a dish I had years ago, something someone brought to our house for a party. It’s a great, hearty alternative to chips and salsa/guac. I made mine mild, but you can easily bump up the heat if you prefer.

Texas Caviar

Adapted from The Homesick Texan


  • 2 (15- to 16-ounce) cans black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced, green parts only
  • 1 Tbs. fresh oregano
  • 1 Tbs. Tabasco sauce
  • 1 Tbs. Worstershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 3 jalapenos, chopped (seeds removed, if you prefer it less spicy)
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes
  • 1/2 c. olive oil
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 3 c. fresh garlic, finely chopped

Instructions: Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Serve immediately or store in fridge unti ready to serve.

Serve with tortilla chips.

Looking for more recipes for your next football game? Check out these great ideas from the Sunday Supper tastemakers.

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