Scooping up some of Marty E.'s Texas Caviar
Marty E., a new blog contributor, brought this dish to the Super Bowl party and several people asked for the recipe.
"This was my first time with this recipe. I added a little more garlic than called for. Also used Ken's Steakhouse Italian with aged Romano dressing. Glad you liked it! " -- Marty
Texas Caviar is a make-ahead, marinated spicy black-eyed pea salad, popularized by Helen Corbitt, the 1950's food consultant and cookbook author, who directed food service at Neiman Marcus in Dallas, according to the Dallas Morning News.
1/2 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 bunch green onions, chopped
2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 (8 ounce) bottle zesty Italian dressing
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can black-eyed peas, drained
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 bunch chopped fresh cilantro