Before we moved to Texas, our friends threw us a Texas themed going away party.
There was amazing BBQ food, cowboy hats, boots, badges and sweet tea.
All of the food went with the country & cowboy theme.
My favorite dish of the night was Texas Caviar.
I couldn't stop eating it, none of us could.
The next day, I asked for the recipe.
I kid you not, I've made it once a week since.
I usually have it for lunch with pita chips or all by itself.
I do have to say, it's the best with Fritos though.
This would be a great football party appetizer, although you may want to keep it home for yourself.
Adapted from All Recipes
1 can of corn (drained)
1 can of black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can of black eyed peas (drained and rinsed)
1 cups of petite tomatoes, quartered
1 bell pepper chopped
1 8oz bottle of italian dressing
salt and pepper to taste
Mix the corn, beans, peppers and tomatoes together.
Add dressing little by little to coat. Taste as you go, you may not need the entire bottle.
I think about 6 oz of dressing is perfect. You can always add more if you need it.
Add Salt and pepper to taste.
*You can add fresh cilantro to the dish. Since I eat it leftover for a few days at a time, I don't add it*
*You can also try different variations with onions, red and yellow peppers*