Texas Caviar Dip


I remember when my mom first told me she was going to be making something called “Texas Caviar”. I was still young, had never heard of this before, and was absolutely not excited at all.

Because what kid wants nasty fish-egg caviar?! Not me, that was for sure.

Luckily, as you probably know, caviar in Texas can take on an entirely different meaning. In this case, it’s a delicious and healthy mixture of beans and vegetables that can be downright addictive!


Now you might be asking yourself – “What is this Texas Caviar stuff? Is it an appetizer? A salsa? Dip? Side Dish?!”

The answer is – all of the above!

Texas Caviar can be a lot of different things – that’s part of the beauty of it, after all.

Usually I’ll serve my Texas Caviar with a bag of plain old tortilla chips on the side for dipping. However, Texas Caviar can 100% hold up on it’s own.

Serve it as a side at dinner to infuse some freshness into a meal, bring it to a pot luck (you know those always need more healthy food available).


Texas Caviar Dip

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Texas Caviar Dip


  • 1 14 oz can of black-eyed peas (drained)
  • 1 15.5 oz can of white hominy (drained)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cu chopped onion
  • 1/4 to 1/3 chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cu picante sauce
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Serve alone or with tortilla chips for dipping.


Now for some reason, every time I make this for a party or an event, people seem a bit leery to give it a try at first.

Let me assure you though – as soon as folks try a bite or two, word gets around fast and that bowl of Texas Caviar is empty in no time flat.

What other things do you like adding to your Texas Caviar? Let us know below!

Bon appétit!