Always popular at a party, Texas Caviar (with its black-eyed peas) will make for good fortune for the coming year if eaten on New Year's Day. Be sure your peas, onion and celery contain as little water as possible. Texas Caviar is chunky -- not soupy.
- Drain peas, rinse with cold water and drain again.
- Combine olive oil, chiles, cayenne, onion, celery, vinegar, salt and pepper, and mix well.
- Drain the chiles.
- Pour over peas and stir gently.
- Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
- At serving time, add chopped tomatoes and cilantro, and stir gently to mix.
- Serve with tortilla chips.
Note: I love cooking fresh/frozen black eyed peas. They taste way better than black-eyed peas from a can. From Patricia Mitchell's article on blackeyed pea recipes.
Ready in: 15 Min