Texas Caviar Recipe + Ultimate BBQ Party Food Recipes!

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After what seemed like the longest Winter EVER here in Minnesota, I am more than ready for Summer and BBQ parties! I can’t wait to get outdoors and get my grill on. I’ve missed making my grilling recipes and I will be happy to have that good old Summer food hitting my taste buds again. I’ve collected some of my favorite recipes for grilling and throwing the ultimate BBQ party! I even threw in a fun Grill Cake Pops recipe! How cute are those?! I’m also sharing one of my personal favorites, Texas Caviar.

BBQ Sides - Texas Caviar Recipe - Must Have Mom

This recipe is the perfect Summer dip to serve with crackers or chips. It’s great for picnics because it keeps well out of the fridge for awhile and it’s full of fresh ingredients. It’s light and satisfying. The perfect BBQ side dish!

BBQ Sides - Texas Caviar - Must Have Mom

Mix together black beans, black eyed peas, colored peppers, green onions, shoepeg corn, roma tomatoes, garlic, jalapeno and zesty Italian dressing. Stir well and serve with chips, crackers, bagel chips or whatever you wish! I also like to eat it with pita chips.

I love how colorful and healthy this dip is. You don’t have to feel guilty eating this! It’s addicting though. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Texas Caviar Recipe

Sarah | Must Have Mom
Light, fresh appetizer perfect for Summer BBQ's!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 10


  • 1 Can Black Beans – drained and rinsed
  • 1 Can Black Eyed Peas – Drained and rinsed
  • 4 Green Onions – Chopped
  • 1 Can Shoepeg Corn white – Drained
  • 2 Peppers any color (I used yellow and red) – Chopped
  • 2-3 Roma Tomatoes – Seeded and Chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic – Minced
  • 1 Can Jalapeno Peppers or 2 TBSP fresh – Diced
  • 1 8 oz Bottle Zesty Italian Dressing I use Wishbone


  • Drain, rinse and chop ingredients as indicated in ingredient list.
  • Mix everything together and serve.
  • Store in fridge. Lasts a few days.

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  1. Yours looks great! You know I just tried some of this… our local store’s deli had a special and I got a small container of it. Now I know the recipe thanks to you!

  2. I just had Texas Cavier at a restaurant nearby recently and it was awesome. It was not as colorful as your recipe though. I can’t wait to try yours!

  3. Oh my goodness, this sounds like heaven. We have bbq’s almost every weekend and this sounds perfect

  4. I am so ready for BBQ parties! We are supposed to have one this Friday. Keeping our fingers crossed it doesn’t rain! This recipe looks fabulous.

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