Monday, September 27, 2010

Poor Man's Caviar

Photo: Michael Piazza
To celebrate today's Memorial of St. Vincent de Paul, patron saint of the poor (novus ordo calendar) I am going to make this delicious Poor Man's Caviar.

Poor Man's Caviar

  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black-eyed peas, drained
  • 1 bunch chopped, fresh cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl, mix together onion, green bell pepper, green onions, jalapeno peppers, garlic, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, black beans, black-eyed peas and salt and pepper. Cover and chill in the refrigerator approximately 2 hours. Toss with desired amount of fresh cilantro to serve. Pin It


  1. I just made this at 11 am, chilled then ate for 12 noon but did leave out the J.Peppers and garlic. Ate it with Fresh Crusted Portugese mini loaf of bread ! What a scrumptious meal! Thanks for sharing.....


  2. I just made this for lunch. I left out the J peppers and garlic but it was delish all the same. Had it with homemade mini loaf of Portugese bread. Thanks for sharing with us.
    (I think my first message did not go through)

  3. This is really good as a dip for tortilla chips... those little Tostitos ones that look kind of like crowns work really well w/ it. Yum! And great idea for St. VdP!