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The Best Texas Caviar

Super delicious, healthy, and fresh! The perfect dish for any potluck, picnic, or cookout!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Resting Time 12 hrs
Total Time 12 hrs 27 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 20


Vegetables and Beans

  • 1 15oz can Pinto Beans, drained well
  • 1 15oz can Black Eyed Peas, drained well
  • 1 14oz can White Corn, drained well
  • 1 10oz can Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies , with juice
  • 1 cup Celery, finely diced
  • 1 small Yellow Onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup Bell Pepper, finely chopped any color
  • 1 4oz jar Pimento with juice
  • 1 medium Jalapeno Pepper, finely diced remove seeds

Vinegar Marinade

  • 1 Tbsp Water
  • 3/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cayenne Pepper


  • Bring all Vinegar Marinade ingredients to a boil in a medium sauce pan. Boil until sugar dissolves completely, stirring constantly, about 4-5 minutes. Cool Completely.
  • While the Vinegar Marinade is cooling, chop and dice all the fresh vegetables and add them to a large bowl. Open and drain the cans of pinto beans, black eyed peas, and white corn, then add them to the bowl with the other vegetables.
  • Stir all of the prepared vegetables and beans together. Pour cooled marinade over all of the ingredients, let everything marinate for 12-24 hours (or overnight).
  • Drain the marinade from the bowl and refrigerate the juice for up to 2 months (use it again for future batches). Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.


Substitutions are welcome in this recipe! Yellow corn, black beans, and fresh tomatoes are all excellent options. I love using all different colors of bell pepper depending on what I have on hand.
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