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"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali

Texas Caviar Recipe

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Jonette Kimball


1 18-ounce can corn
1 can black beans
1 can black-eyed peas
1 small can diced green chilis

1 yellow pepper, chopped fine
1 red pepper, chopped fine
1 green pepper, chopped fine
6 Roma tomatoes, chopped fine
1 bunch green onions, chopped fine
1 bunch cilantro, chopped fine

1 bottle Zesty Italian salad dressing

Drain and rinse corn, beans, and peas. Combine with chilis in large bowl. Add peppers, green onions, tomatoes, and cilantro. Marinate in Zesty Italian salad dressing for 6 hours or overnight.

To serve: Drain off liquids and serve with tortilla chips.




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