I make Texas Caviar.
1 package of frozen blackeyed peas
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
1 Tbs salt (optional)
2 teas sugar
1/4 teas group red pepper
1 small minced garlic clove
3 chopped green onions
2 thinly sliced celery stalks
1 hard boiled egg (optional)
1/2 cup chopped parsley (optional)
Cook the peas until they are firm to the bite (not overly soft, not overly firm). Drain in a strainer and rinse with cold water (to stop the cooking process)
While peas are cooking, use a medium bowl and fork, and beat the vinegar, oil, salt, sugar, pepper and garlic together.
After that is mixed well, add the peas, onions and celery. Toss to make sure everything is covered in the dressing, cover and chill about 2 hours. Uncover and stir ocasionally to mix the flavors.
To serve, remove from fridge, stir, top with chopped egg and parsley.
I listed the ingredients per the recipe but I change this up a lot. We don't care for the egg, parsley and we like less celery. I add more of the ingredients we like as in vinegar, pepper, garlic.
Hope you like it!