Book Club Caviar

Book club is fun.  Not only because it is interesting to all read the same book and then come together to discuss what you thought of it, but also because the hostess always has snacks and a dessert.  Interesting discussion and good food — a winning combination.

One snack that has been served numerous times is called Texas Caviar.  And it seems like everyone has a slightly different recipe, but they are all good.

So being the “sheep” I am, I made the “caviar” when I had the club here in November.  Mine was copied from one of the others’ recipes and was delicious.  And I served it with both tortilla chips and thin slices of garlic bread.  I liked it on the bread best.

In case you would like to try this yourself, here is the recipe I used.

Book Club Caviar

1/2 large white onion, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

6 green onions, chopped (AHA!  I can use my home-grown green onions next time!)

1 T. minced garlic (from a jar)

2 average-size jalapeno peppers, with seeds removed, diced

1 pint cherry tomatoes, diced

15 oz. black beans, drained and rinsed

15 oz. black eyed peas, drained

1/2 t. ground coriander

8 oz. zesty italian dressing

1 bunch fresh chopped cilantro (amount to taste)

Mix, cover, chill.  Best if made a day ahead so that flavors can blend.


4 Responses to Book Club Caviar

  1. Linda says:

    I probably won’t make it, but it does look tasty. You make book club sound awfully tempting. 😉

  2. Sandra says:

    Well, you know it took me a while to become a fan, but I am now. It helps that we now only read books that someone in the group has already read and recommends. Before, when we read ones that just “looked good”, we ended up reading some real stinkers. 🙂

  3. Dave says:

    Wow! That sounds hot! I would enjoy it, but Jill wouldn’t like it, I bet! – Dave

  4. Sandra says:

    Dave — Really it isn’t that hot — just a little (to make it mild, be sure to take all the seeds and membranes out of the peppers). Maybe Jill would try it if you make it? 🙂

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