Tennessee Caviar

Instead of fish eggs, this Southern version of caviar features down-home veggies. Make it a day ahead for the best flavor.

Yield: Makes 4 cups
Recipe from Southern Living

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Chill: 2 Hours


  • 1 (15.8-ounce) can black-eyed peas
  • 1 (11-ounce) can yellow corn with red and green bell peppers
  • 3 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 cup hot picante sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Tortilla chips


  1. Rinse and drain peas and corn.
  2. Stir together peas, corn, tomatoes, and next 5 ingredients in a serving bowl; cover and chill at least 2 hours. Serve with tortilla chips.
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