It’s a salsa, a topping, a dip…it’s Oklahoma caviar! This quick and zesty appetizer resembles pico de gallo, but it’s oh so much more. Whether you serve it as a side, a topping, or a snack, it’s sure to be an instant hit with your family!
Oklahoma caviar, Texas caviar, cowboy caviar – call it whatever you want, but I’ll call it delicious. The reason this dish can go by so many slightly different names is because you can easily switch up a couple of ingredients to make it your own!
I personally got this recipe from my mother-in-law many years ago. She brought it to Thanksgiving dinner and the rest is history. I’ve been in love with this Oklahoma Caviar ever since!
So like I said, you can switch up the ingredients to your liking, but I’m going to share the ingredients that are my tried and true.
You’re going to want black-eyed peas, black beans, white shoepeg corn, diced tomatoes, red onion, green onion, a can of Rotel, and Zesty Italian Salad Dressing.
If you want to increase the heat, you can add cayenne pepper or some hotter Rotel. You can also switch up the flavor by using a different kind of tomato, dressing, corn, or even add in some extra seasonings you like. Go crazy experimenting and making this Oklahoma Caviar your own.
How Easy is it to Make?
So quick and easy! All you need to do is combine all of the ingredients and enjoy! You should technically let it sit for a few hours (or overnight) in the refrigerator so the ingredients really meld together, but I won’t judge you if you dig right in.
Reasons you’ll Love this Oklahoma Caviar
Now, this is where things get even more fun. You can enjoy this Oklahoma Caviar in SO many ways!
I could honestly just eat it with tortilla chips as a meal itself. In fact, I have! When I was pregnant with my fourth and fifth, it was one of the only things I wanted to eat. I put my mother-in-law to work by requesting it at every get-together in those months and thankfully (for all of us) she made it without question!
You could also use it as…
- A topping on any sort of sandwich (it would be great on a burger!),
- A dip for veggies
- Serve it with guacamole
- Throw it into the mix on your Taco Tuesday’s
- Serve it on your chicken or fish when you grill out
- Eat it alongside rice
This Oklahoma Caviar is the perfect combination of zesty, crunchy, sweet, and oh so yummy. It’s also really filling because of the beans so it won’t leave you wanting. I hope you all enjoy!
Let me know how you serve this dish by commenting below or tagging me on Instagram! I’d also love to hear if you switch up some ingredients – it’s so fun to see how you all take recipes and cater them to your own family.
- 1 can black eyed peas drained and rinsed
- 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
- 1 can white shoe peg corn drained
- 1 14.5 oz. can petite diced tomatoes drained
- 1 10 oz. can Rotel
- 1 small red onion chopped
- 5 green onions chopped
- 1 c. Zesty Italian Salad Dressing
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Your favorite tortilla chips
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Let sit for several hours or overnight in the refrigerator to combine the flavors. Serve with chips.
*Recipe from my mother-in-law.
*You can turn up the heat with this recipe by using hotter Rotel or by adding cayenne pepper.