Mississippi Tippah County Caviar for a Crowd

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READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 30
YIELD: 4-5 quarts
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large soup pot or dutch oven, bring the purple hull peas to a boil for 3 minutes, reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes, then drain & cover with cold water & ice to chill to stop cooking.
  • Prep and dice all the fresh vegetables & place them in a large mixing bowl. Add the drained pimientos. Drain the chilled purple hull peas & add to the bowl. Fold gently to mix all the vegetables into a colorful blend.
  • In a separate bowl or quart pitcher combine the oil, vinegars, red wine, seasonings, and hot sauce for the dressing. Whisk together until well blended and salt is dissolved.
  • Pour over the dressing over the vegetables and fold gently until blended and coated. Best served chilled for 4 hours, occasionally folding the vegetables in the dressing to marinate them uniformly.
  • Keeps well so can be made a day ahead & gets better the longer it marinates. Serve chilled or at room temp -- delicious either way. Probably will disappear quickly -- almost addictive once tried.
  • Note: Prep time does not include chilling time.
  • If desired, tri-color pepper mix can be all yellow or orange since red and green will still be in mix for a colorful presentation.
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