Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tennessee Caviar

This dish has become a staple for southern entertainers. Or maybe I just know a lot of people who love to make it. Either way, it's pretty awesome. I grew up eating black eyed peas and this is definitely one of my favorite ways to jazz them up. Enough chit- chat. Here's my take:

What You'll Need:
3 cups cooked black eyed peas
1 cup corn
1 cup diced tomatoes
1 small sweet onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup cilantro
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon hot sauce (or more!)
Salt and pepper

What to Do:
Mix everything together. Ta da! Fresh ingredients really give this dish a kick but, in a pinch, canned veggies work just fine. Serve as a dip with tortilla chips or as a side for ham or fried fish. Apparently, if you replace black eyed peas with black beans, it's Texas caviar. So pick your favorite state (or bean) and eat up!

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