This is BY FAR the best Texas Caviar recipe I've tried. Usually the marinade lacks the hot/sweet combo this provides. COUPLE modifications would be to cut the amount of sugar...nearly in half. Better with about a 1/2 cup sugar. Or substitute Splenda to reduce the calories. Mince a WHOLE red pepper instead of just acup. Use 5 or 6 jalapenos and WEAR GLOVES when seeding them. Fantastic recipe!