Texas Caviar

A fresh & healthy salsa, perfect for get togethers!

HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO! I’m coming at you with a fresh and LARGE batch of my Mom’s Texas Caviar! This was a recipe that I absolutely LOVED when I was a small kid. It’s another one of those recipes that brings back some very vivid memories of my childhood which I love! I thought today would be the perfect day to go digging through my Mom’s huge recipe binder to find the ONE sheet of paper that I was looking for. Needless to say, it was a success in the end!

This was SO delicious!

I love this recipe because it’s so fresh and full of REAL ingredients & I know for a fact that even non-vegans will love this one too! 😉 I have been on this streak of not buying anything new and just using what I have in the house because (sorry mom) we are running out of pantry & fridge space. I laugh, but I am so thankful that my mom puts up with & supports all of the messes I make & space that I take up with all of my cooking! HA! Shout out to my momma! The point of that whole rant being that I had to replace a few of the original ingredients with what I had in the pantry BUT it still turned out yummy nonetheless!

Ingredients

What you will need:

  • 3 bell peppers (1 of each color) diced
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can chickpeas (the original recipe calls for black eyed peas which I didn’t have)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • Light sprinkle of Italian seasoning
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Method

  1. Chop the first 3 ingredients and put them in a large bowl.
  2. Rinse the beans and add them to the bowl
  3. Add the seasoning & EVOO + vinegar to your liking (note the vinegar & oil will soak up the longer you let it sit and become more flavorful so it’s likely that you will need to add more at some point)

I like to let mine sit over night to soak up all the juices & oils. It can be served immediately if desired! Serve as a bean salad, or eat with tortilla chips as a snack or an appetizer!

I hope you all enjoy this recipe! If you do, don’t forget to like this post here & on Instagram. If you try the recipe don’t forget to tag me on social media!

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