Texas Caviar (Black Eyed Pea Spread)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

From "Some Like it Hot" by Robin Robertson. Cook times are estimates and do not include the hour to "sit". I have removed the olive oil from this recipe to cut down on fat, but if you want add 2 Tbsp of oil to the mixture at the end before letting the dip sit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a food processor, combine the peas, onion, parsley, garlic, salt, cumin, cayenne, and oregano and pulse until just mixed (but still retaining a coarse texture). Add a little water as needed. Some canned black eyed peas are a little dry.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, add the vinegar and mix well.
  3. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  4. Set aside for an hour or so to allow flavors to develop.
  5. Serve on crackers or as a dip for chips or raw vegetables.

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