Panhandle Caviar (Summer Side Dish)

I’m just stopping in to drop off another quick
and easy recipe that I’ve been making for quite some time now
It’s a dish that’s a  huge hit with everyone
grown-ups and kids alike!

This one is from one that I learned from my great aunt
and after making it a few times,
while doing a bit of fine tuning and tweaking
with Mr. Foodie, I think we’ve got it right! 😉

Now it’s your turn to try it out
and let us know how you like it.

I have to be honest though,
you won’t be able to stop after one serving.
It’s that good.

So without further ado…

Aunt Adaline’s Panhandle Caviar

2 Cans Black-Eyed Peas, drained
2 Cans Shoepeg Corn, drained
2 Bell Peppers, chopped
3 Tomatoes, chopped (I like heirlooms)
½ Bunch Green Onions, sliced
4 cloves Garlic, minced
½ – ¾ Bottle Italian Dressing
(A whole bottle is too much)


First combine the peas, corn, peppers, tomatoes, onions, and garlic in a large bowl, then pour the dressing over the ingredients. Mix well. Cover then refrigerate for at least 2 hours, up to overnight.

Serve in bowl alone or as a side dish to a fantastic meal.


This is the perfect side dish for practically anything and it’s so easy to make.
It’s healthy too! We love it in the Foodie house, and we hope you enjoy it as well.

I can’t wait to share more of the meal that I made to go along with this dish.

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along with your favorite summer dish!

Until Next Yum,
Foodie Finds Home

*Cooks Notes: If you don’t have shoepeg corn, a white sweet corn is the perfect substitute and it’s fine to use fresh corn off the cob. I do it all the time.  I only use Shoepeg when I’m home and can get it. Another good substitution is homemade black-eyed peas, so if you have some left over use those instead of the can. Yum, yum, yum!

16 Comments Add yours

  1. Ben Butler says:

    That sounds really good. It has all the flavors I love, and it’s perfect for a summer get together.


  2. lauraallen26 says:

    I have NEVER had black eyed peas… I know, I know, I neeed to get with the times! This seems like a good recipie if I need to just dabble in them. I can’t to try making this!!! Thank you so much for sharing!


  3. Sabrina @ Pink Little Notebook says:

    Although I’m horrible I the kitchen, this recipe seems easy enough that even I can attemp it!


  4. Ora Lee Gurr says:

    This sounds so delicious and quick to put together! I like that it has the time in the fridge for the flavors to blend. I plan on making Panhandle Caviar next week.


  5. kaialuxe says:

    This sounds so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I’m going to attempt to make this sometime this week!


  6. I have to try this salad as a vegan this looks so perfect and I am also new to black eyed peas. I always use fresh corn but I would love to try the shoepeg variety.


  7. Kristine Nicole Alessandra says:

    I am adding this to our menu plan. I love all the different textures and flavors in this panhandle caviar. Looks like a perfect side dish for our weekend BBQs.


  8. mamabee1981 says:

    I have never had caviar before. Sounds like a lovely dish to try. I am always on the look out for new recipes.


  9. Roger Willis says:

    This would be a nice addition for Father’s Day or 4th of July cookouts. It looks really good.


  10. I just may have to make this for the 4th of July. It’s very colorful and looks amazing!


  11. Ok, this is something I have to try! Thanks for sharing!


  12. Theresa says:

    This sounds mouthwatering good. I am always looking to add to our summer recipe collection and this is definitely a winner!


  13. I’ve never really been a fan of caviar and honestly never even thought about it being a recipe. But I have to admit I would definitely try this out.


  14. Jen | Wandering with the Kids says:

    It looks flavorful and easy to make! Will definitely try this!


  15. Kiwi says:

    That is sweet you are sharing your Aunties dish. Sounds good and healthy!


  16. We eat something similar, but with black beans instead of black eyed peas. I had no idea it had a regional name. I just know it’s delicious!


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