Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

I received this recipe from a co-worker, who brought this dip to work on New Year's Eve. I don't normally like black-eyed peas, but this is a delicious dip! I now make this dip every New Years Eve and I serve it with Ritz crackers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare Italian dressing according to directions on the package.
  2. Add remaining ingredients; Mix well.
  3. Chill.
  4. Serve with crackers.


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My friend's birthday is today and I brought treats to work to celebrate. She is on a diet, so I searched "low fat" recipes and selected your Texas Caviar over the other two listed on this site because yours was easier. It was such a big hit! Now, everybody wants the recipe! I couldn't find the black-eyed peas with jalapenos in my grocery store, so substituted with pintos with jalapenos.

charliedee May 24, 2002

Pretty good dip. I made half the recipe. Put all ingredients into my ultimate chopper, including "dry" italian dressing mix, blended until I got the consistencey I liked and served with crackers. Did not reconstitute the dressing mix because I thought it would be to thin and didn't want the oil. Also used garlic salt as I felt it needed salt. Did not have black-eyed peas with jalapenos so I added them from a jar. This worked for me because I don't like my food to hot. The way I read your directions this recipe would seem more a side dish than a dip. However if everything is blended or pureed then this would seem more a dip. I'm not nit-picking, just trying to clarify and I'm sure it is good either way. Very easy (and healthy) dish to prepare.

Miss Annie in Indy December 20, 2005

I made this last Dec. 31st for a New Year's brunch. Several in the family said they did not care for black-eyed peas, but they loved this recipe and came back for seconds. It was used as a "side" instead of a dip.

BettyDH December 19, 2005

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