Friday, January 2, 2015

Texas Caviar...

This makes the Southern tradition of eating black eyed peas on New Year's Day not just bearable, but YUMMY.

Texas Caviar
2 cans black eyed peas, rinsed and drained
    (I use 1 bag frozen cooked to direction)
1 large red or green pepper, finely diced
1 bunch green onions and tops, thinly sliced
1 envelope Good Seasons Italian dressing mix made as directed on pkg.
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1/4 to 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup chopped pickled jalapenos peppers

Mix Italian dressing according to package directions, adding the 1 additional Tablespoon vinegar.  Combine dressing with rest of ingredients and refrigerate.  Serve with crackers.

Make ahead, it's even better the next day.

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