Make Ahead

Cowgirl Caviar

January 18, 2011
2 Ratings
  • Serves 6 to 8
Author Notes

Once, out in the deserted plains of New Mexico not far from Ojo Caliente I had something similar to this at a cowgirl biker bar. —thirschfeld

What You'll Need
  • 2 ea. 15 oz cans black eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons celery, minced
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, minced
  • 1 tablespoon green onions, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced finely
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 cup neutral flavored oil, i.e., canola, grape seed
  • 1 to 2 dried cayennes or chile tepins cut into thin strips with scissors
  • kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • corn chips
  1. Combine all the ingredients into a bowl and mix to combine. Season with salt and lots of black pepper. Taste and adjust the seasoning as necessary. This gets better as it sits, 24 hours is optimal, but will also gain more Scoville heat units so keep that in mind when you decide the amount of red pepper you want to use.
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12 Reviews

KateSlim March 23, 2023
It's very tasty.
Diana007 January 23, 2011
I love Black Eyed Peas. I just made Kale with Black Eyed Peas on Friday, as a side dish; and then added them to my chicken soup yesterday. This recipe is something very simple to make, and I will be doing just that very soon. Nice job, and lovely photo.
lastnightsdinner January 22, 2011
As elegant and appetizing as your truffle dip looks, I keep coming back to this one. I'm a huge fan of black-eyed peas in any form, and this looks like something I could eat a whole bowl of myself. Nice work.
aargersi January 20, 2011
Hey! We used to go to Ojo Caliente when I was a kid! I don't remember a cowgirl biker bar but these peas sound good!!!
testkitchenette January 18, 2011
I love the ingredients! I am catering a vegan party in March, I think this will fit in well!
thirschfeld January 18, 2011
I took the goat cheese out of the one pot kale and quinoa and had the caviar on the side. Made for a nice vegan dinner.
Sagegreen January 18, 2011
Geez, this sure could bring out the cowgirl in us all! Love how simple this is.
thirschfeld January 18, 2011
thanks Sagegreen
MyCommunalTable January 18, 2011
Cowgirl biker bar outside of of Ojo Caliente...there is a story behind this dip, I figure.
thirschfeld January 18, 2011
kinda seems like there should be doesn't it
TheWimpyVegetarian January 18, 2011
Love it! And I've got some black-eyed peas I've been wanting to use this week!! Thanks.
thirschfeld January 18, 2011
anytime Chez Suzanne