February 8, 2017


This is the recipe used at Estelle's
when serving this delicious and refreshing Texas Caviar.
It is marvelous for tailgating , as well as 
spring and summer barbecues.
Some recipes use bottled Italian dressing,
but this dressing is lighter and simply better
as it's homemade and tangy!
My guys love this with a cold beer
the ladies love it along with a margarita!

3 cups diced Roma tomatoes
1 can of Mexicorn, drained
1 cup of diced red pepper
1/4 cup diced red onion
1 fresh jalapeno, diced
1/2 cup jarred jalapenos
1 (15 ounce) can of black beans, drained, rinsed
1 (15 ounce) can of black- eyed peas, drained, rinsed
1 fresh avocado, diced
1 fresh lime
1 bunch fresh cilantro

1/2 cup olive oil
2 T. red wine vinegar
1 T. honey
1 t. cumin
3 cloves of garlic, diced
1 t. salt
1/2 t. black pepper

Prepare all your vegetables.
In a large mixing bowl, gently combine the tomatoes, corn, beans and veggies.
Do not add the avocado or cilantro until ready to serve.
Cover and refrigerate this mixture,
Now prepare the dressing.
Refrigerate the dressing until ready to serve.
When ready.....pour the dressing over
the vegetables, Add the cilantro and avocado.
Serve chilled with Tostitos and Fritos!


  1. I made this for the first time during tailgate season and mine was a little bland. Your recipe looks so much better!

  2. Oh yum! I could eat it by the spoonful.

  3. Looks like a great recipe, Betsy! So colorful! The homemade dressing sounds good. I make mine with black eyed peas. Now, let's have a margarita! ♥

  4. Betsy, That looks so much better than real caviar. LOL. I could eat it , only I can not make myself eat black eyed peas. My mother served them to us as kids too. :( Blessings for a great day there in your area, xoxo, Susie

  5. Wow! sounds delicious and I've never heard of this, but sure will give it a try. XOXO

  6. We love this but I've never made it without using a bottle. Thanks for the homemade version. :)

  7. Oh, YUM!!!!!! I think I have a small notebook full of your recipes!! Thank you!!


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