New Year’s Day Dip

It’s tradition in some parts of the country to kick off a new year by eating black-eyed peas in some fashion, and for many years, we’ve tried to do this!

I know lots of people call this Texas Caviar, but I kind of think that’s a dumb name, so I call it New Year’s Day Dip. This particular recipe came from my parents!

1 can black-eyed peas
1 can red kidney beans
1 can shoepeg (sweet white) corn
1 jar diced pimentos

Put all ingredients in a colander and drain; transfer to a large bowl, and to that add:

1 cup finely chopped celery
3/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
1 bunch green onions, sliced thinly (I use the light green part, but not the stalk part)

In a small saucepan, combine:
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Bring to a boil until sugar is dissolved. Pour liquid over the bowl of vegetables, and refrigerate for a couple of hours. STRAIN BEFORE SERVING (so your serving bowl should not be full of liquid).

this is what it looks like before it's strained.

Serve with tortilla chips or Fritos – Scoops work best!

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. sistersara
    Jan 01, 2012 @ 17:03:44

    People bring this to work all the time – i gotta tell the truth – it kind of freaks me out! (as does your picture of it!) But it always goes quick – so it must be good – I don’t know from personal experience and plan to never find out! 😉


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